Clear Guide: How to Perform Dropbox Transfer to Move Files

In this article, you will know how to create a Dropbox Transfer and how to transfer Dropbox files in some other valuable ways.


by Zoey Lasted Updated February 28, 2023

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What is a Dropbox Transfer?

Dropbox has provided great personal cloud storage and business cloud storage services for many years. You can upload files to Dropbox to protect data safety and share files conveniently, which brings many advantages to collaboration.

Dropbox Transfer is a core function in Dropbox, which can help you send files to others or between different accounts. If you have the requirement to move files in your Dropbox account, this post will be helpful to you.

How to operate Dropbox transfer step by step

With Dropbox Transfer, you can send any file to others by sending a link. To access and download such a transferred file, the recipient is not asked to own a Dropbox account.

However, there is a file size limitation in Dropbox Transfer depending on your subscription plan:

  • Dropbox Basic: 100MB
  • Dropbox Plus, Family, Standard: 2GB
  • Dropbox Professional, Advanced, Enterprise, Education, Transfer: 100GB

After knowing the maximum of your transfer limitation, let’s discuss how to send files through Dropbox Transfer.

1. Go to the Dropbox official website, and log into your account properly.

2. Tick the files that you want to transfer. Then choose Share all selected > Send a copy.

Send a Copy

3. Confirm the transferred files, then click on Create transfer.

Create Transfer

4. You can select Send email or Copy link to transfer your Dropbox files then.

Send a Copy Option

Other 4 ways to transfer Dropbox files

In addition to Dropbox Transfer, there are some other effective ways to perform Dropbox file transfer. Here we will introduce you one by one. With them, you can transfer files between Dropbox accounts or to other cloud drive accounts.

Way 1. Transfer Dropbox files by downloading and uploading

Basically, you can choose a manual method to transfer Dropbox files: downloading and uploading files. This solution is suitable for you if you do not have large files and folders to move.

1. On the Dropbox web page, locate the file you want to transfer. Click on the three-dot icon next to it, and select Download.

Download from Dropbox

2. To transfer the Dropbox file to another account, just log into another account. Then upload your files from local manually.

Upload Files to Dropbox

Way 2. Transfer Dropbox files by linking accounts

As you know, Dropbox also provides business cloud drive services. If you want to merge personal and business Dropbox accounts by transferring files between them, you can link your personal and business accounts directly. Here is the easy guideline:

1. On one of your Dropbox accounts web page, click on the avatar on the top right. Choose Settings then.

2. Click on Link Account under the General tab. After adding another Dropbox account, you can transfer Dropbox files by dragging and dropping them directly.


Way 3. Transfer Dropbox files with a shared folder

If you have many large files to transfer, the process will cost a lot of time. Thus, you can consider using a shared folder with your colleagues or friends to send large files via Dropbox with convenience. Then you can put files or folders in this shared folder so that you and your partner can access them.

1. On your Dropbox account web page, go to the Shared section to Create shared folder.

Dropbox Create Shared Folder

2. Next, you can share any file or folder with another Dropbox account. Add it as the recipient.

Add to My Dropbox Account

Way 4. Transfer Dropbox files directly

In addition to sending files via Dropbox, we highly recommend a free cloud backup service - CBackup to you.

In CBackup, you can transfer files between Dropbox accounts on one interface directly. What’s more, CBackup supports to transfer files between Dropbox and other cloud drive accounts without downloading and uploading manually.

Many mainstream cloud drive accounts can be added to CBackup. Thus, you can transfer Dropbox to Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.

Now, let’s see how to transfer Dropbox files between different accounts directly.

1. Go to the CBackup website. Sign up for a CBackup account and log into it.

2 Press the My Storage tab, and click on the + Add Cloud button to add your Dropbox accounts to CBackup.

Add Cloud

Tip: You can add accounts from other cloud drives. For example, add a Google Drive account to move files from Dropbox to Google Drive as well.

3. Next, go to the Sync Tasks section, and click on the New Task button to create a cloud sync task for Dropbox file transfer.

Create Sync

4. Then, press the Add Source button to choose files from your Dropbox account, and press the Add Destination button to select a folder in the target cloud drive account.

Add Source Destination

5. After the above, select the Start Sync button to start the Dropbox transfer task.

Sync Dropbox to Dropbox

Note: If you want to make the Dropbox transfer task perform regularly and automatically, just click the Settings button at the bottom to set up a scheduler for your task. This is a free setting in CBackup.

Select Schedule

★Tips: In addition to Dropbox file transfer, you can consider trying some other valuable features in CBackup.
Backup PC to public cloud: In CBackup, you can back up files to Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc. automatically and directly.
Combine cloud storage: When you do not have sufficient cloud storage space in your cloud drive account, you can use this feature to increase Dropbox free storage.
Free cloud storage: Each CBackup new account will get 10GB of free cloud storage in its CBaackup Cloud.

The bottom line

In this post, we have introduced detailed operation steps to use Dropbox Transfer. At the same time, other 4 effective ways to transfer Dropbox files are also listed in detail. Among all the methods, you can try the free cloud service CBackup, which can help you run multiple Dropbox accounts on one computer directly.

Zoey · Editor
Zoey works as an English editor of CBackup. She provides tech information about cloud backup, cloud sync and some other cloud services as well. She hopes that her articles will be greatly helpful for users. She is fond of music, film, and photography.

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