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Can I upload files to someone else’s Dropbox?

“I have a client who wants me to submit files via Dropbox. I only have a free Dropbox account and am not interested in upgrading it. What I want is to be able to upload files to their Dropbox from my Dropbox account. And after uploading, they can move and delete these files. Is there a way to do this? Any help would be appreciated!”

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As one of the most popular cloud storage around the world, Dropbox has collected massive users, and the transmission needs among Dropbox accounts also increased. For example, sometimes, users may need to upload files to someone else’s Dropbox with or without a Dropbox account. If you happen to have this demand but don't know how to upload files to someone else's Dropbox, you can refer to the following contents to learn three effective solutions.

Solutions to upload files to someone else’s Dropbox

There are three solutions to how to upload to someone else’s Dropbox. The first two solutions will show you how to share or submit files between Dropbox accounts through the features of Dropbox. Compared with the last two indirect ways, the last solution is a direct way to transfer files between Dropbox accounts via a third-party cloud transfer service - CBackup, which also may be the easiest way among the three solutions. If you are not familiar with the features of Dropbox, you can turn to the last solution directly.

Solution 1. Share files/folder of your Dropbox account with another

Sharing files can be considered as a way to upload files from one Dropbox to another. Because the one with edit access of the shared files/folder can edit, comment, and view files/folder from anywhere by using Dropbox. In addition, the changes they have made to the contents of the shared files/folder will be synced to everyone who has access the shared files/folder. Therefore, you can share files or folder of your Dropbox account with others to let them view and edit the files freely.

Steps for how to share multiple files on Dropbox:

1. Go to Dropbox.com and log in to your Dropbox account.

2. Click Files in the left column. Then, hover over the file or folder you’d like to share and click Share.

Share

3. Type the Email or name of the person (or people) you’d like to share with.

Share Contact

4. Click Share. They’ll receive an email with a link to the file or folder.

Confirm and Share

Solution 2. Upload across accounts via the Shared Link feature

Besides the method mentioned above, Dropbox provides you with an alternative solution to share files and folders in an easier way. You can share a link of the file or folder from your Dropbox account to another account. Then, the user who receives the link can access and even edit files in this folder.

If you need to upload files to others' accounts, you can ask them to share this kind of folder with you. Check out the instructions below to learn how to use Dropbox’s shared link feature.

Follow the steps below to create a share link:

1. Go to Dropbox.com and log in to your Dropbox account.

2. Click Files in the left column. Then, hover over the file or folder you’d like to share and click Share.

Share

3. Click the Copy link. Then, a link will be created automatically, you just need to copy this link and send it to the users you want to share files or the folder with.

Copy Link

Solution 3. Collect files from people with File requests feature

“File requests” is a feature of Dropbox that allows you to collect and receive files (up to 20 GB) from anyone. When someone clicks your file request link, all they have to do is choose files from their computer, enter their name and email and click Upload. That’s it—there’s no need to sign in, so anyone can add files, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.

It’s an easy way to get files. If you need to upload files to someone else’s Dropbox account, you can ask them to create a file request and send a link to you. Then, you can upload the needed files to their account through the link with or without a dropbox account.

To create File request in Dropbox:

1. Go to Dropbox.com and log in to your Dropbox account.

2. Click Files > File requests > Create a file request.

Create File Request

3. Enter a name for the folder that will store all collected files. You can see the path to the new folder. If you'd like to change the folder's location, click Change folder

Request Folder

Note: If you’re a Dropbox Professional or Business customer, you can add a deadline for these submissions.

4. You can click Copy button to copy the file request link and send it to anyone you want to request files from. Or, you can enter emails of the people you need files from and send the file request directly from Dropbox. Click Done.

Request Done

Note:

  • You’ll receive an email whenever people upload files to your file request.

  • All the files you collect are automatically organized into a single Dropbox folder or Space. Only you can view files uploaded by others, unless you decide to share them.

Solution 4. Backup files between two Dropbox accounts directly via CBackup

CBackup is an online backup service that can help you backup files between Dropbox accounts. With it, you can safely add and run multiple Dropbox accounts on just one interface and create a backup task to backup data between the Dropbox accounts directly and quickly.

With it, you can easily upload files to someone else's Dropbox as long as you add their accounts on CBackup. In addition, CBackup also has many useful features and offers many wonderful backup settings that can help you save backup time and save backup space:

Besides Dropbox, it also supports many other mainstream cloud drives like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and so on. You can backup files between any of the two accounts you added.

There is a feature called scheduled backup, which can help you set an automatic backup task in Specific time/Daily/Weekly/Monthly mode to protect your data regularly and automatically.

And its email notification features can help you set up an auto email notification when the backup task end.

What's more, the file filter feature allows you to choose the file types that you want to keep or exclude.

To use CBackup, you can refer to the following steps.

1. Get started with CBackup, then type your email, password, and name to create an account and sign in.

Add Source

2. Under the “My Storage” tab, click “My storage +” to select Dropbox and follow the instructions to grant CBackup access to the account. Then add another Dropbox account in the same way.

Add Cloud

Note:

CBackup bases on standard OAuth system, which is a standard authorization framework that enables third-party applications to access multiple cloud accounts without username and password required. So, you can safely add and authorize your Dropbox accounts.

The added cloud drives are listed under the "My Storage" tab. You can click the three-dot icon next to each cloud drive and select the “Allocate Space” option to adjust the storage space you want to use for backup flexibly with three options as shown in the picture below.

Allocate Space Feature

3. Click on the “Backup Tasks” tab at the top of the page, then, click the “New Task” button.

Create Task

4. Name your backup task, click the “Add Source” button to add one Dropbox account as the transfer source. Similarly, click the “Add Destination” button to add another Dropbox account as the backup destination.

Add Source and Destination

5. Click “Start Backup” to upload files to someone else’s account.

Conclusion

That’s all how to upload files to someone else’s account, you can choose one solution and refer to the detailed steps to achieve it. To improve the efficiency of file transfer, I recommend you follow the third solution to achieve it with CBackup, because it can not only help you transfer files between Dropbox accounts, but also can help you combine cloud storages like Google Drive, OneDrive, and so on into one.