By Jonna twitter/ Last Updated February 1, 2023

Why Do You Need Cloud Backup?

  • Are you afraid of accidentally losing the data stored on your hard drive?
  • Are you anxious that there is not enough space locally for backup?
  • Are you panicked that you have lost all local backups due to local accidents?
  • Backup all your data to the cloud offsite, never lose data and recover them from any PC.

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Benefits of Backing Up Mac to Dropbox

As one of the most popular personal cloud storage services, Dropbox has accumulated a large number of users. For Mac users, backing up files to Dropbox is a good option to protect their Mac data. Besides that, there are many other benefits of backing up Mac to Dropbox:

Data in Dropbox is far away from your local hardware, so you can avoid data loss due to hardware failure or natural disasters.

Files stored in Dropbox can be accessed from any device including PCs, mobile phones, tablets, etc. at any time.

If you backed your Mac to Dropbox, you can restore all the data to another Mac easily especially when there is something wrong with your old Mac and you buy a new one.

You may need to backup Mac using Dropbox for different reasons. If you are looking for effective ways to backup Mac to Dropbox, please read on to find the methods here.

How to Backup Mac to Dropbox via Dropbox Website

If you only want to back up a few files from Mac to Dropbox, you can go to the website of Dropbox to upload files or folders manually.

1. Go to the Dropbox website on your Mac and log in to your Dropbox account.

Login Dropbox

2. Click on Upload files or Upload folder on the right side of the page and then you can choose the files or folder that you want to backup to Dropbox from your Mac computer and then click Open.

Upload Files to Dropbox

Note: Every file or folder you choose to backup to Dropbox via the Dropbox website can’t be bigger than 20 GB.

3. After that, the selected files or folders will be backed up to Dropbox.

How to Backup Mac to Dropbox via Dropbox Desktop App

While you can always access your data from the Dropbox website, in the long run, it's easier to install the Dropbox desktop app. If you want to back up a large number of files or folders to Dropbox at once, you can use the Dropbox desktop app to backup Mac with dropbox automatically. And the Dropbox desktop app allows you to upload files or folders bigger than 20 GB.

1. Go to the Dropbox website and install the Dropbox app on your Mac computer. When the download is complete, a window containing a Dropbox icon will appear on the screen.

2. Click Open my Dropbox Folder. This folder enables you to store and access files even when away from your computer. For Mac users, the Dropbox folder is created in the Home (main) folder.

3. When Dropbox is installed on your Mac you will see a Dropbox tab in the Finder, just drag and drop anything into that folder and it will be backed up to Dropbox automatically.

Backup Mac to Dropbox

How to get more free backup space in Dropbox?

Dropbox offers 2 GB of free storage to each register. However, 2 GB of storage space can be run out of quickly. If you want to get more free backup space in Dropbox for your Mac data, you can use a cloud backup service like CBackup to merge Dropbox accounts and combine the free storage of each account into a huge backup space.

CBackup is a professional cloud backup service that offers a feature called combine cloud storage. This feature allows you to add and combine cloud storage to get more free backup space. Then, you can take full use of the huge backup space to protect more data. 

Let’s see how to get more Dropbox backup space for free with CBackup:

1. Download CBackup, create a CBackup account, and log in.

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2. Click Storage on the left side, then choose Dropbox and hit Authorize Now. Then follow the on-screen guide to allow CBackup to access your cloud storage.

Add Cloud

3. After adding, all your Dropbox accounts are listed here. Click Storage > + Add Combined Cloud.

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4. Tick the box next to the cloud storage account that you want to combine. After checking, click on Next

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5. Then, you will have a Combined Cloud in your clouds list. You can choose the Combined Cloud as backup destination to enjoy huge backup space.

Add Destination Combined Cloud


That’s all about how to backup Mac to Dropbox, you can choose the most suitable way to backup Mac files to Dropbox according to your situation. To protect more data on Mac, you can easily combine the backup space of multiple Dropbox accounts for free with CBackup.

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