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Faculty/Staff: Converting Your Existing @Fullerton Dropbox

If you have an existing Dropbox account connected to your @fullerton.edu email account, you can convert it to a CSUF Dropbox for Business account by following the steps below.

1. Open your internet browser to the CSUF Dropbox for Business website for Faculty/Staff.

Open your internet browser to the CSUF Dropbox for Business website for Faculty/Staff.

Fastrack Onboarding button

3. If prompted, enter your campus username and password. Then click Login.

CSUF Login screen

3.1. You'll be prompted to authenticate with DUO.

Duo authentication

4. IMPORTANT: Be sure to read all of the information on the page with regards to the usage and best practices for Dropbox. After reading this information, place a checkmark next to "I have read and understand CSUF’s guidelines for use of Dropbox." Then click Continue.

CSUF Dropbox Enrollment page

A. Read CSUF's guidelines on using Dropbox for Business.
B. Check the box to indicate that you have read and understood the guidelines.
C. Click Continue.

5. You will see a screen letting you know that an invitation email has been sent to your campus email account. Go check your campus email inbox! It may take up to 30 minutes for you to receive this email.

Dropbox "Almost done" page

6. You will see an email from CSU Fullerton via Dropbox ([email protected]) with the subject "CSU Fullerton invited you to Dropbox for Business." Open it and click on the "Join your team" button.

Dropbox account registration email

7. You will need to sign in to your existing @fullerton.edu Dropbox account with the password you currently use to log in to your Dropbox account in order to continue the process. Enter your password and then click Sign In.

Don't remember the password to your personal Dropbox? Click Forgot your password? to change your password.

Dropbox sign in page

8. Click either "Transfer to CSU Fullerton" OR "Keep separate from CSU Fullerton." Then, click "Join CSU Fullerton account."

It is recommended if you have work-related shared files/folders that you transfer all of your files to the CSU Fullerton Dropbox to preserve the sharing. You can move your personal files out of the CSUF Dropbox for Business once the account is created.

If you have a lot of files, this process may take some time.

Transfer or keep separate screen

Decide if you want to move your existing files/folders to a personal Dropbox (you can create one if you don’t have one yet) or to the CSU Fullerton Dropbox for Business account. Click either Transfer to CSU Fullerton OR Keep separate from CSU Fullerton.

A. If you choose Transfer to CSU Fullerton, your personal Dropbox account will be combined with your CSUF account. A folder will be created for your personal files.
B. If you choose Keep separate from CSU Fullerton, you will be prompted to create a new personal Dropbox account. You will have a separate personal account from your @fullerton.edu Dropbox Business account. You can choose to link your personal and business Dropbox accounts after creating them.

Which option are you choosing?

1. After selecting Transfer to CSU Fullerton, click Join CSU Fullerton account.

Transfer to CSU Fullerton screen

2. You will see confirmation that you've joined the account. View your CSUF Dropbox for Business account by clicking "Show me my stuff."

Account confirmation

3. You’re now at your main Dropbox homepage! You can access and modify your files from here.

If you chose to move all of your files to your Dropbox for Business account, you should see them.

Dropbox for Business homepage

1. After selecting Keep separate from CSU Fullerton, click Join CSU Fullerton account.

Keep separate from CSU Fullerton screen

2. You will be prompted to create a new personal account. Enter the email address and password you want associated with the account. Then, click the box stating "I agree to Dropbox Terms." Click Continue.

Create new personal Dropbox account

A. Enter a personal email address to be used as your personal Dropbox account login.
B. Create a password for your personal Dropbox account.
C. Click the checkbox indicating your agreement with the Dropbox Terms.
D. Click Continue.

3. You will see a confirmation screen letting you know that your personal account has been created. Click Next.

Personal account created confirmation

It may take a few minutes to receive the email.

Check email message

5. Click the Confirm button in the email from Dropbox ([email protected]).

Confirm email message

6. A confirmation message will appear. From there, you can choose which account you want to sign in to. Select "Sign-in to team" to access your CSUF Dropbox for Business account.

Confiirmation message

7. You’re now at your CSUF Dropbox homepage! You can access and modify your files from here.

Dropbox for Business homepage

Need More Help?

Contact the IT Help Desk at [email protected] or 657-278-7777.

Additional training materials are available at the CSUF Dropbox for Business website for Faculty/Staff.

Dropbox Help Center

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