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Connecting Multiple Computers to One Drop Box Account

Connecting Multiple Computers to One Drop Box Account

dperryaasp
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Hello

 

I have 7 pc's at my office. I would like to connect them all to one main account, instead of 7 separate accounts. Is there a plan for this? Is it possible or even beneficial in any way to do this? The person who set the accounts up is no longer with us. I was given the task of figuring this out. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm not trying to save money, but more consolidate accounts.

 

Thanks 

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Re: Connecting Multiple Computers to One Drop Box Account

Megan
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Hey @dperryaasp, welcome to our Community! 

 

Would you ideally like to move all separate accounts into one Team, that people can join with their unique credentials, or merge all files into one Dropbox account, that you could use on all the devices?

 

Let me know more, and I'd be happy to send you over the next steps!


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Re: Connecting Multiple Computers to One Drop Box Account

dperryaasp
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Thank You for responding. I am interested in the second option. We all have separate logins and are paying for the same service yet we are all accessing the same folders. This does not seem cost effective. So an option that can let all devices still have the same access but only use one account. instead of 7. I'm not sure if what I am after is possible and maybe thats why we all have accounts? That is what I am trying to figure out. I may be misunderstanding how the platform is used.

 

 

Re: Connecting Multiple Computers to One Drop Box Account

Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Thanks for the clarification, @dperryaasp, and sorry to jump in here. 

 

What you mention is indeed possible. 

 

Any paid Dropbox account can have multiple devices connected to it, so practically, you could connect 7 computers to one account.

 

This however, is not highly recommended, for various reasons, mainly security ones.

 

For example, if everyone has access to the same login credentials, everyone would be able to change both the email and password on the account and lock the rest out.

 

Perhaps a team account would be the better choice here, which would allow someone to be a team admin and have more control over account security, file access, etc.

 

But that's completely up to you and you can definitely let me know if you still have any questions!


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