As far as cloud storage is concerned, Dropbox is one of the first services that will come to mind. Unfortunately, it could be really expensive once you have used up the free storage allocated. It even gets more complicated because you can normally not have multiple accounts on one machine unless you pay for the pricey business package.
For whatever the reason you may be requiring the use of multiple Dropbox accounts on one PC, these are workarounds to run multiple Dropbox accounts in Windows 10.
Using the Website
This could be a first stop and one of the easy solutions to running multiple Dropbox accounts in Windows 10. This will require that you run your primary account on your desktop.
For the secondary account, visit the Dropbox website from any of your browsers in incognito mode. Next, sign in with your secondary account. Using this method, you will be given access to all your data and files and the ability to add new folders.
Alternatively, you can use apps like Franz or Rambox to turn the Dropbox website into a desktop app.
Using Shared Folders
This method is preferable if you are using multiple accounts constantly. It requires you to follow the below steps:
1. Log in to the official Dropbox website with the secondary account and select the “New Shared folder.”
2. Select either the “I’d like to create and share a new folder” or the “I’d like to share an existing folder” function and click on the “Next” button to proceed.
3. Select the folder whose content you hope to share and click on “Next” to proceed.
3. You have to grant access to your primary email by adding it under the “To” and selecting the “Can Edit” button.
4. Finally, select “Share,” then return to your primary email, open the new email and tap the “Go to Folder” to confirm activation.
Using Multiple Windows Logins
This may be the best of the mentioned methods for running multiple Dropbox accounts in Windows 10. You will need to follow these steps:
1. The first step is to make sure you have a second Windows account. Create one if it does not already exist.
2. Log in to your main account, then use hotkeys Win + L to switch and log into the secondary account.
3. In the new account download and install Dropbox.
4. Once this is done, switch Windows again to your primary account using hotkey Win + L.
5. In the primary account open your Windows Explorer program and navigate to “users.” In this folder you will see a folder with the name of the new account you created. Double-click on it.
6. Inside this folder scroll down to the Dropbox folder to find access to all your files from your secondary Dropbox account.
While there may not be the allowance for multiple Dropbox accounts on Windows 10, a few hacks can still help you store more while not having to budget any money for cloud storage. You can pick any of these options depending on which you are more comfortable with.
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