Two dropbox instances for one Win7 user

I’m always afraid of websites randomly disappearing, especially when they have useful information on them. I happened to stumble across a website that explains how to set up multiple dropbox instances on a windows 7 or vista machine. I’m going to briefly just copy that info here for my own reference ( and yours 🙂 )

  1. Setup dropbox like normal with an account.
  2. Create a second user on your windows machine with a password.
  3. Login as that second user.
  4. Install dropbox again for that user and set it to synchronize a folder that both windows accounts can access.
  5. Log back into the original windows account.
  6. Find the dropbox.exe in the other user’s folder that you just created: c:\users\<username>appdata\roaming\dropbox\bin\dropbox.exe
  7. Make a shortcut to that .exe file somewhere.
  8. In the shortcut’s properties, change the “Target” field to something like this: runas /user:<username> /savecred C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\D ropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
  9. Double click the shortcut, type in the password, and it should be working.

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