How to Toggle Between Personal Dropbox and U-M Dropbox




How to Toggle Between Personal Dropbox and U-M Dropbox


Here are some steps on how to toggle between a personal Dropbox account that uses a NON email address and U-M Dropbox:

Toggle between your personal Dropbox account and your U-M Dropbox account:

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.

  1. Log in to
  2. Click the University of Michigan section in the lower left-hand corner
  3. 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.


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

You will then see both accounts in the lower left of Dropbox--one for Work and the other Personal. If you have the Dropbox client installed, the two accounts will appear in the lower left as well. 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:


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Fri 6/19/20 12:08 PM
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