Toggle Between Personal Dropbox and U-M Dropbox

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How to Toggle Between Personal Dropbox and U-M Dropbox


Steps on how to toggle between a personal Dropbox account that uses a NON email address and U-M Dropbox:

Once you’ve created your U-M Dropbox account at, you have the ability to Add personal Dropbox--so you can toggle between the two seamlessly. Before adding your personal Dropbox account, ensure you are not logged in to your Desktop application.

  • Log in to
  • Click the University of Michigan section in the lower left-hand corner
  • Click Add personal Dropbox. This link will open a new page with the option to create a personal account to pair with your U-M Dropbox account or Sign in to your personal account.


  •  Log in to
  • Click your profile in the upper right corner and click Settings
  • You will see an option to Connect to a personal account where you will be guided to enter the personal account password


  • Launch the Dropbox App from the System Tray
  • Click your profile in the upper right 
    • Or on a Mac, click Dropbox in the upper left
  • Click Preferences 
  • Click Accounts 
  • Click the Personal or University of Michigan tab of the account you wish to add
  • Click Link account
  • It will ask you to login
    • After logging in, you may get a box to enter a code. The code will populate in a separate window, not an email. Copy the code and paste it in the field
  • You will be able to toggle between the two accounts from the lower left corner of Dropbox 

You will also see the two accounts in Finder or Explorer; you’ll see two Dropbox folders (Personal and University of Michigan). If desired, you can now open one folder, select the files you want to move, and drag and drop them into your other folder.  

Additional Information

Visit our U-M Dropbox website for more information:

General resources about managing accounts:

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.


Article ID: 2966
Fri 6/19/20 12:08 PM
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