Top Ways to Sync Two or Multiple Dropbox Accounts

The easiest way to sync multiple Dropbox accounts may be using a free cloud to cloud sync service. This article will introduce you such service and other ways to sync Dropbox accounts.


by Jonna Lasted Updated February 2, 2023

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About Dropbox cloud storage

As one of the most popular cloud storage and file synchronization platforms, Dropbox has attracted many users around the world. It favored by massive users and organizations because it can keep their work organized and synchronized so which makes their workflow smooth and systematic.

Besides that, Dropbox offers each user 2 GB of free storage space and provides many useful apps to help users upload and access files from any device, which brings great convenience to users. Nowadays, some users have more than one Dropbox accounts because they need more free storage space or they have to separately save different files on different accounts.

Can I sync two or multiple Dropbox accounts?

“Now, I have 2 Dropbox accounts for 2 different clients. They are paid for separately, have separate sign-ins, and cannot be linked. I would like to have both accounts on my computer and sync the two Dropbox accounts. Can you send me instructions about how to manage this situation? Thank you.”

As mentioned in the case, many users may want to run multiple Dropbox accounts and sync Dropbox accounts. However, although Dropbox provides much convenience to users, it still has some shortcomings. For example, it has limitations on multiple Dropbox accounts on a single device and doesn’t offer any feature to allow you to sync files between accounts directly.

But don’t worry, if you are looking for an easy way to sync two or multiple Dropbox accounts on one computer, you can read on. We will introduce how to sync multiple Dropbox accounts in easy ways with detailed steps in the following contents.

How to sync multiple Dropbox accounts easily?

Generally, there are two ways to help you sync files among two or more Dropbox account. The first way is the easiest way. The second way is a manual way. It may take you some time to finish all the steps. You can choose a way to follow according to your needs.

Easy way: Sync multiple Dropbox accounts with CBackup

If you need to sync Dropbox accounts efficiently, relying on a third-party tool must be the easiest way. There are many free tools in the market that can help you sync Dropbox accounts, if you don’t know how to choose one, we highly recommend you use CBackup.

CBackup is a cloud backup service that supports cloud to cloud sync, cloud to cloud backup, and PC cloud backup. The cloud to cloud sync feature of CBackup is free and easy to use. With a few steps, you can sync part or entire files in Dropbox to another account. And besides Dropbox, it also supports many other mainstream cloud storage like Google Drive, OneDrive, and so on.

Meanwhile, CBackup also offers many useful settings while creating a sync task such as scheduled task, file filter, email notification, and so on. With these settings, you can save sync time, storage space as well as effort. To use CBackup to sync multiple Dropbox accounts, you can follow the guide below:

Step 1. Get start with CBackup by signing up for a CBackup account.

Sign Up

Step 2. Select My Storage in the left menu bar and select Dropbox. Follow the instruction to add and authorize CBackup to access your Dropbox account.

Add One Drive

Note: You can add Dropbox accounts as many as you have. The authorization system of CBackup is based on OAuth, which will never reveal your password and information.

Step 3. After adding, click Sync Tasks and click the New Task button to create your sync task.

Create Sync

Step 4. Name your backup task, click the Add Source button to add one Dropbox account as the sync source, and click Add Destination to add another Dropbox account as sync target. Then, click Start Sync.

Add Source Destination


You can choose individual folders on Dropbox as the backup source. Or, you can also choose the entire Dropbox as the sync source.

You can click the arrow next to the Start Sync button and select the delay time, you can choose to delay one hour, two hours, four hours, and so on.

You can also click the Settings button in the lower-left corner to enjoy scheduled backup, email notification, file filter, and other useful sync settings.

Manual way: Sync multiple Dropbox accounts via Dropbox folder

Besides the automatic ways above, there is also a manual way to help you achieve syncing between Dropbox accounts. Since Dropbox offers a desktop app to users to sync files between local hard drive and cloud, you can add two Dropbox folders owning to different accounts in Windows Explorer or Mac Finder to sync files between the two Dropbox accounts. Check the steps below:

Step 1. Download and install the Dropbox app on your desktop. Then, login into your primary account.

Step 2. Follow the instruction to set up the app. After setting up, a Dropbox folder will be created on your local hard drive by default.

Step 3. Create a second Windows account. Now log in to your primary account and use Win + L to switch into a secondary account.

Create Windows Account

Step 4. From the secondary account, download and install the Dropbox app again. Once done, switch your Windows login account from secondary to primary account using Win + L key.

Step 5. Navigate to Windows Explorer and go to the Users folder. Double click and open the folder with the name of a new secondary account. Click on the Continue button to grant permission.

Note: under the secondary account’s User folder, click on the Dropbox folder to access all files from your secondary Dropbox account through your primary Windows account. In order to access the secondary data faster, you can create a desktop shortcut for the secondary Dropbox folder.

Run Mutliple Dropbox Accounts

Step 6. Now, you will have two Dropbox folder on your computer, you can move files between the two folders to sync files between accounts.

Final words

The steps to sync two or multiple Dropbox accounts on one computer have been introduced above, you can check and follow the steps carefully. The first way is quite easy and the cloud to cloud sync the feature of CBackup is free and easy-to-use. Besides sync and backup features, CBackup can also help you combine cloud storage of different accounts owning to one or different cloud storage. Don’t hesitate to use it

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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