Are you unsure which to cloud storage to choose from between Dropbox and Box? You are not alone in this as this is one of the most asked questions about both cloud storage services. We’ve got some good news for you.
You can now sync Dropbox and Box so you don’t have to choose one over the other. The question here is how do sync both accounts? We will be addressing this question in this post.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Why Sync Dropbox and Box?
Dropbox and Box may have similar names but they are not the same. Each one is a cloud storage service with specific peculiarities. Truth be told& when you consider what both platforms bring to the table& you want to enjoy both.
We have already told you that this is possible but there’s another we must answer. Why would you want to sync Dropbox and Box?
Different people have their unique reasons. Here are the most common reasons:
a. Accessing the benefits of both drives.
b. Easy file sharing.
c. To save time and effort.
d. File backup and security.
e. More storage spaces.
With this out of the way& let’s see how to sync Dropbox and Box.
Part 2: How to Sync Dropbox and Box in Easiest Way?
Now that you know the reasons why you need to sync both drives& your next question should be “how?” Not to worry& we’ve got you on this. There are several methods but we will like to introduce you to the easiest way first.
This requires the use of an app known as Wondershare InClowdz. There is so much that you can achieve with this app. It allows you to sync different cloud drives& migrate data between drives& and manage drives on one platform.
Migrate, Sync, Manage Clouds Files in One Place
- • Migrate cloud files such as photos, music, documents from one drive to another, like Dropbox to Google Drive.
- • Backup your music, photos, videos in one could drive to another to keep files safe.
- • Manage all cloud drives such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, box, and Amazon S3 in one place.
- • Sync clouds files such as music, photos, videos, etc., from one cloud drive to another.
Enough said& let’s show you how to sync Dropbox and Box using Wondershare InClowdz.
Step 1 – Download Wondershare InClowdz to your computer and install it.
Step 2 – Launch the app and sign in using the appropriate details.
Step 3 – Click “Sync” located in the right menu.
Step 4 – Add the drives that you want to sync. In this case& Dropbox and Box. Both drives will appear under the source and target sections of the app. After this& follow the instructions on the screen to authorize both drives.
Step 5 – Select the drives that you want to sync& one from the source section& and the other from the target section.
Step 6 – Click “Sync” to begin syncing Dropbox and Box. This should be complete within a few minutes.
Part 3: How to Sync Dropbox and Box By Download and Upload
This method is also very easy but not as easy as the first. It requires you to first download your files from one drive and uploading them on the other. For some folks& this process may seem very complicated. More than anything else& it is time-consuming as it could take the whole day for heavy files.
If you choose to employ this method to sync Dropbox and Box& that’s not a problem. We will describe how to do this very easily in two modules. First& we will explain how to download from Dropbox and upload to Box. Second& we will explain how to download from Box and upload it to Dropbox.
Download from Dropbox and upload to Box
Step 1 – Open Dropbox in your web browser and log in.
Step 2 – Check the navigation pane located at the left of the screen and click on “Files.”
Step 3 – Select the files you need to sync with Box by clicking the checkbox beside them.
Step 4 – After selecting the files& hover your mouse over so that you will see the three dots. Click on this to get a list of options.
Step 5 – Click “Download” to begin downloading the files to your computer.
Step 6 – Open Box in your web browser and login using the right account details.
Step 7 – Look to the upper-right section of the screen and click “Upload.”
Step 8 – Select the files that you want to sync from your Dropbox download in the file browser that pops up.
Step 9 – Click on “Upload” or “Open.”
Alternatively& you can drag and drop the files in the Box window. There’s also the option of using your email to upload to Box.
Download from Box and Upload to Dropbox
Step 1 – Open Box in your web browser and log in.
Step 2 – Go to the “files” section to select the files that you want to sync.
Step 3 – Hold down the Shift key and click on all the files that you need to sync.
Step 4 – After selecting the files click “Download” to begin the process.
Note that the files will download as a single zip folder. Before you upload them to Dropbox& you should unzip the folder. Do this and you are ready to sync Dropbox and Box.
Step 5 – Open Dropbox in your web browser and sign in.
Step 6 – You can either click on “Upload folder” or “Upload files.” Since the files are in a single folder& click on the former option.
Step 7 – Select the folder that you want to sync and click on upload. Note that you cannot upload more than 50GB at once on Dropbox.
You can also use the drag and drop method to upload to Dropbox. If you have Dropbox synced to your PC& drag the folder containing the files to the Dropbox folder. Once the folder copies here& you have uploaded it to Dropbox.
Part 4: Comparison of The Two Ways
So far& we have shown you two ways to sync Dropbox and Box. The first method is automatic using Wondershare InClowdz. After this& we described how to use the download and upload method as well. This method is regarded as the manual method.
The question that begs an answer here is this& “which of these methods is better?” Different users will have different opinions based on their experiences and preferences. After making use of both methods& we will like to compare them to help you choose rightly.
|Factor||Wondershare InClowdz (Automatic method)||Download and Upload (Manual method)|
|Speed||This method is very fast since you can sync both drives on the app. As such& there’s no need to download files& upload files& or move them anywhere.||The manual method takes a longer time to accomplish. You need to first download files from one drive before uploading it on the next. Depending on the speed of your internet and the number of files& you could take the whole day.|
|Convenience||Wondershare InClowdz allows you to run the whole process on a single platform. This is the definition of convenience. There couldn't be a better way to sync Dropbox and Box.||This method requires a lot of back and forth. From logging in to one drive and downloading files to logging in to another drive. For some people& this is all too complicated and stressful.|
|Network glitch||When there is a network glitch while syncing the drives& Wondershare InClowdz covers you. As such& you don’t have to restart the process. It continues from where it stopped before the glitch.||With this method& you’d need to start over if there is a network glitch. This can be really overwhelming if you are syncing so many large files.|
Part 5: Managing Files on Wondershare InClowdz
One of the famous functions of Wondershare InClowdz is its capacity to manage files in one location. This means that you can manage the files on your drive easily using this software. Isn’t this great news as you no longer have to stress carrying out this function? Here’s how to use Wondershare InClowdz to manage cloud files:
Step 1 – Log in using the right account details.
Step 2 – Look to the right pane and click on “management.”
Step 3 – Select the cloud drive that you want to manage and add it.
Step 4 – Follow the instructions in the app to authorize the drive.
Step 5 – Select the cloud drive and start managing your files. You can download& upload& delete& migrate& and refresh files. It also allows you to create folders as well.
With the comparison above& it is clear that Wondershare InClowdz is a better option to sync Dropbox and Box. There are so many benefits you can enjoy from syncing both drives. Download Wondershare InClowdz to get the best of this process. What other methods do you know?