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Just what does "Convert my Dropbox to a work Dropbox" actually do?

Just what does "Convert my Dropbox to a work Dropbox" actually do?

BarrieSpence
New member | Level 2

I've looked at the offer of the free team before (and again this evening),  but I'm still left unclear at what "Convert my Dropbox to a work Dropbox" actually means in terms of my current shared folders?

 

My usage is combined, but primarily personal business (with shared folders with my wife for the business, clients, etc.) - I really don't want a second account or have any need to separate personal/business. 

 

Does converting get me the 2GB bonus to the current acount? 

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Re: Just what does "Convert my Dropbox to a work Dropbox" actually do?

Jane
Dropboxer
Hey emirabal, welcome to the Dropbox Forum! 
 
It’s my understanding that you have an email address connected to a Dropbox account that you’d like to associate with a Free Team (so as to take advantage of the extra features), is that correct? 
 
If so & you’d like to connect your work email to this team, you could just choose the option to Convert my Dropbox into a work Dropbox
 
Let me know how this works for you or just in case you need more help & I’ll do my best to follow-up. Hope you have a lovely Friday ahead! 
 
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Re: Just what does "Convert my Dropbox to a work Dropbox" actually do?

Vicky
Dropboxer
Hi there,

We do allow our users to keep their accounts separate, but if you don't feel the need to do this, you'll have the option to upgrade your personal account to the free team.

You can find more information here: https://www.dropbox.com/help/9124

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Vicky

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Re: Just what does "Convert my Dropbox to a work Dropbox" actually do?

BarrieSpence
New member | Level 2

Hi Vicky,

 

Giving me a link with information that doesn't answer my questions isn't helpful.

 

What happens to my current dropbox and shares if I convert to a team account?

 

Do I get the 2GB bonus for converting to team ... or is that really just the standard new account 2GB I'd get for adding another account?

 

Barrie

Re: Just what does "Convert my Dropbox to a work Dropbox" actually do?

Jane
Dropboxer

Hi Barrie, 

 

If I understand correctly, you would like to create a Free team with a Dropbox account that is on a Basic plan at the moment. This will not affect your quota or shared content. Everything will remain as it is. 

 

The extra 2GB will be granted on a Limited Team if you decide to pair a second Dropbox (personal) account with the one that is already on the team. 

 

The difference with a Limited Team is that it allows users to create a Team Folder and groups. 

 

Please let me know if you need more details about this. 

 

Kind Regards, 

JaneA

 


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Re: Just what does "Convert my Dropbox to a work Dropbox" actually do?

emirabal
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Just a quick add on question, i have a work email that i use for work and tend to share files in between. Can i link this account to make my work dropbox or do i need a completely different account?

Re: Just what does "Convert my Dropbox to a work Dropbox" actually do?

Jane
Dropboxer
Hey emirabal, welcome to the Dropbox Forum! 
 
It’s my understanding that you have an email address connected to a Dropbox account that you’d like to associate with a Free Team (so as to take advantage of the extra features), is that correct? 
 
If so & you’d like to connect your work email to this team, you could just choose the option to Convert my Dropbox into a work Dropbox
 
Let me know how this works for you or just in case you need more help & I’ll do my best to follow-up. Hope you have a lovely Friday ahead! 
 
[This thread is now closed by moderators due to inactivity. If you're experiencing a similar behavior, feel free to start a new discussion in the Find Answers section here. ]

 


Jane
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support

 

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