How to Backup Mac to Dropbox with Ease

Want to backup Mac to Dropbox by transferring data from Mac to Dropbox? Here in this article, we’ll show you several simple methods to backup Mac to Dropbox.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 15, 2020

Dropbox is a personal cloud storage service as well as an online backup service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. Dropbox would create a special folder on users’ computer and it will be automatically synced with all your devices. Once you add files to your Dropbox folder then it will be backed up to your Dropbox account automatically.

Dropbox is available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux desktop operating system, and it also has apps on iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry. For Mac users, backing up files to Dropbox is a good option to go. Here let’s read through this article and know how to backup Mac to Dropbox easily.

Method 1. How to Backup Mac to Dropbox via Dropbox Website

Step 1.Go to the Dropbox website on your Mac and log in your account.

Step 2. Click on Upload on the upper right corner and then you can choose to upload files or folder from your Mac computer.

  • Choose Files: select the files you want to upload to Dropbox and click Open.
  • Choose Folder: select a folder and click on Upload.
How to Backup Mac to Dropbox via Dropbox Website

How to Backup Mac to Dropbox via Dropbox Website

Every file or folder you choose to backup to Dropbox via dropbox website can’t be bigger than 20 GB. If you want to add lager files or folders, you can use desktop or mobile app to make it.

Method 2. How to Backup Mac to Dropbox via Desktop App

Step 1. Go to Dropbox website and install Dropbox app to your Mac computer. When the download is complete, a window containing a Dropbox icon will appear on the screen.

Step 2. Click “Open my Dropbox Folder.” This folder enables you to store and access files even when away from your computer. For Mac users, the Dropbox folder is created in the Home (main) folder.

Step 3. Drag and drop the file or folder in your Dropbox folder. Once you drag the file to the Dropbox folder it will sync to all your Dropbox account.

  • Drag-and-drop process means moving file or folder from its original location to the Dropbox folder on your Mac computer.
  • If you want to make a backup for your file or folder on Mac, just copy and paste it into the Dropbox folder instead.
How to Backup Mac to Dropbox via Desktop App

How to Backup Mac to Dropbox via Desktop App

The Bottom Line

Here we’ve shown the detailed steps to backup Mac to Dropbox whether you have Dropbox app on your Mac or not. And AnyDrive will be your great helper if you want to manage multiple cloud accounts in an effective and safe way.

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