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One Dropbox Account, One PC, Multiple Users

One Dropbox Account, One PC, Multiple Users

JohnDeHope3
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I have one dropbox account, and one PC, with multiple windows accounts. What I’d like to be able to do is have all the windows accounts logged into the same Dropbox account, and synch to the same hard drive location. Is that possible?

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Re: One Dropbox Account, One PC, Multiple Users

Rich
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@JohnDeHope3 wrote:
I have one dropbox account, and one PC, with multiple windows accounts. What I’d like to be able to do is have all the windows accounts logged into the same Dropbox account, and synch to the same hard drive location. Is that possible?

It's possible, but it's not supported and can be very problematic, especially if you try to use certain features such as Selective Sync and Smart Sync. Also, each installation will appear as a separate device, of which you are only allowed three (if you have a Basic account).

 

The better solution is to have just one Windows account handle the syncing, but have the Dropbox folder in a location that's accessible to all the other accounts. You'll still be able to interact with the files, but you'll need to sign in occasionally with the one account with Dropbox installed so you can sync your files.

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