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Two MAC Users to Share Dropbox Home

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We have a laptop that is a shared asset at our company and as a result we have more that one logon... With the DBX installlation for each of these users a directory is created /usera/dropbox and /userb/dropbox and when syncrhonized twice the amount of disk space is consumed by the dropbox files.      I tried to move this to a shared location but recieved both permisssion errors and installation errors.   

is there a good workaround that can be applied to this use case?

 

 

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Re: Two MAC Users to Share Dropbox Home

Super User II
Super User II

@BeMiJeSc wrote:

is there a good workaround that can be applied to this use case?


It's possible if the Dropbox folder is in a common location that both accounts have access to, and both uses are logged into the same Dropbox account, but it IS NOT recommended. You're just asking for sync problems, conflicts or even file deletions.

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Re: Two MAC Users to Share Dropbox Home

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hello @BeMiJeSc. Thanks for posting your use case to our Community! I wanna welcome you and provide some workarounds. 

1. One workaround is for all of you to log in and out from the browser, directly to the cloud, instead of using the Dropbox application. 

Note: Files uploaded to dropbox.com must be 50 GB or smaller.

2. You could have different User profiles on your computer. Each user log in can have a different Dropbox account and desktop application. 

Save your hard drive space using Selective Sync or Smart Sync. 

Feel free to share any errors you receive with us. 

Hope this helps! 

P.S. Using the same log in for a personal account can create various issues, as Rich correctly mentioned. 


Fiona
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