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Synching Two Different Dropbox Accounts

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Hi ... I have just created a second dropbox account for personal use (the other one is a business account).  How do I get the files in the newer account to sync on my laptop?  Although I have uploaded some files to a folder in the new account via the Dropbox website, they are not showing up at the moment on my laptop.  Can anyone help with this one?  Thanks .... Rod

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Re: Synching Two Different Dropbox Accounts

Dropboxer

Hey there Rod - how are you today?

From what I understand you'd like to connect your personal account to your business one.

To connect your personal and work Dropbox please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to https://www.dropbox.com/ with your Dropbox Business account login.
  2. Click on your name in the top right corner.
  3. Click “Connect your personal Dropbox”.

You'll be asked if you already have a personal Dropbox account. If you do, please sign in to your account or if you don't, you'll be given the option to create a personal account.

If needed, follow the instructions to download the Dropbox desktop application and start using both your personal and work accounts on your computer. 

You can also use our Help Center article for a walkthrough on connecting your accounts:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/business/connect-personal-work-account

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any more questions.

 

 


Walter
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Re: Synching Two Different Dropbox Accounts

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Thanks Walter - this worked a treat!

Another question though - what happens when I leave by business account for good.  Do I still retain laptop access to my personal Dropbox account?

 

 

 

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Re: Synching Two Different Dropbox Accounts

Dropboxer

Yes of course you do @Rod2019 - the account that's handled by your team's admin is your work one (that's part of the team) not your personal one whatsoever so in that case only your business account would be unlinked from the desktop app on your computer(s). 

I hope this clarifies matters to you and I remain at your disposal should you have any more questions Rod. 

 


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Re: Synching Two Different Dropbox Accounts

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Is it possible to sync 2 separate business accounts to one computer?

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Re: Synching Two Different Dropbox Accounts

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@user123451 wrote:

Is it possible to sync 2 separate business accounts to one computer?


No, it's not, at least not under the same computer user account. You can install the second Dropbox under a separate computer user, but you can't sync two Business or two Personal accounts under the same computer user account.

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OK thanks for that ....

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