How to Upload Files to Someone Else's Dropbox: 4 Ways Included

This article will show you 4 solutions to how to upload files to someone else's Dropbox with or without Dropbox accounts. Please read on to learn the detailed steps.


by Jonna Lasted Updated April 10, 2024

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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? How do I upload files to someone else's Dropbox without account? 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 or upload to Dropbox without account, you can refer to the following contents to learn 4 effective solutions.

4 Solutions to upload files to someone else’s Dropbox

There are 4 solutions of how to upload to someone else’s Dropbox. The first three solutions will show you how to share or submit files between Dropbox accounts through the features of Dropbox. Compared with the 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 four 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 to 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 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.



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

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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. But some users don't know how to use this function and ask "someone sent me a Dropbox link how do I upload". Check out the instructions below to learn how to add files to someone else's Dropbox with the share feature.

Follow the steps below to create a share link:

1. Go to the Dropbox sign in page 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.



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.

Let's create a Dropbox File request and learn how to upload files into someone else's Dropbox:

1. Go to 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 the 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


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. This will save a lot of time and make transferring files much easier to work with. 

With the professional cloud backup and sync service, you can easily upload files to someone else's Dropbox as long as you add their accounts on CBackup. To use CBackup to transfer files between Dropbox accounts, 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 to CBackup desktop app.

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Tips: If it's easier for you to do it on the web, you can log in directly to the CBackup web app and upload files from one Dropbox account to another with cloud to cloud sync

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

Select Dropbox

CBackup is based 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.

3. Click on the “Backup” tab on the left of the page, then, click the Backup Public Cloud to Public Cloud button.

Click Public Cloud To Public Cloud

4. Choose your Dropbox accounts as the Source, and choose someone's Dropbox account as the Destination

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★Tips: With Settings, you have other useful features to manage backup task more easier.
There is a feature called scheduled backup, which can help you set an automatic backup task on 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.

5. Click “Start Backup” to add files to someone else's Dropbox quickly and easily.

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 Google Drive, OneDrive, and so on. You can backup files between any of the two accounts you added.
Backup files to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc. with ease if your Dropbox desktop app not working to sync files.
Combine multiple Dropbox accounts to generate a huge free Dropbox hybrid cloud, and backup files to it, store more files for data security.


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.

Jonna · Editor
Jonna becomes a professional in the areas of cloud backup and restoration, data protection, etc. after years of learning and researching. She maintains a keen eye for the latest technology trends, ensuring that the information provided is always in step with industry developments.

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