If you are an IT admin planning to transfer files from Box to Dropbox, CloudFuze can help speed up your migration project. Migrating content from Box to Dropbox can be a bit challenging, especially if you have hundreds of user accounts and lots of data. Our migration tool is designed to automate the whole file transfer process. 

CloudFuze provides a secure, quick, and efficient way to transfer Box to Dropbox. The platform not only transfers files from Box to Dropbox but also migrates users and sharing permissions.

If you are an IT admin exploring ways to migrate from Box to Dropbox, continue reading the rest of the article to know how CloudFuze can help speed up your migration project. 

If you don’t have time to read to go through the article, you can reach out to our migration team for a personalized demo or quote.

About CloudFuze

CloudFuze is a cloud data migration engine that transfers data (users, files, permissions, features, etc.) from one cloud to another. The platform supports to and fro migrations between all the leading business cloud storage and collaboration platforms such as Box, Dropbox, Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, etc. 

So far, CloudFuze has helped thousands of companies from around the world move files from Box to Dropbox. CloudFuze has elite technical partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology companies including Dropbox.

CloudFuze’s Box to Dropbox Migration Features

CloudFuze is one of the best Box to Dropbox migration tools on the market. The platform is known for its speed and security. Besides, it’s among the very few solutions on the market that migrates Shared Links, version history, and file metadata. 

Features Available Competitors
One-time migration Yes Yes
Delta migration  Yes Yes
Root folder Permissions migration Yes Yes
Root file Permissions migration Yes Yes
Sub-folder permissions migration Yes Yes
Inner file permissions migration No No
External Shares migration Yes No
Shared Links migration Yes No
Version history migration Yes No
Selective versions migration Yes No
Metadata migration Yes Yes
In-line comment migration yes No
Long-file name conversion Yes Yes
Special characters conversion Yes Yes

CloudFuze’s Platform Features

  • Backed by enterprise-grade infrastructure
  • RESTful API platform
  • Cloud-native architecture
  • Powerful admin controls
  • Multi-tenant ready
  • OAuth-based Box/Microsoft 365 accounts authentication
  • US-based SOC 1 and SOC 2 certified data centers
  • SaaS servers (ideal for small migrations), dedicated instances (for large migrations), and deployable in a customer’s cloud or data center (ideal for enterprises, universities, and government agencies)

How Are Permissions Migrated

As you know already, sharing permissions in Box and Dropbox are different. CloudFuze converts Box permissions such as Co-owner, editor, uploader, viewer uploader, etc. into a supported format in Dropbox. 

The table below gives you an idea of how CloudFuze converts and migrates Box permissions. This permissions migration is automated and CloudFuze automatically transfers them during Box to Dropbox migration.

Box Dropbox
Co-Owner Editor
Viewer Uploader Editor   
Previewer Uploader View                                             
Uploader View
Editor  Editor     
Previewer View  
Viewer View

Prerequisites for Box to Dropbox Migration

  • A functional Box business account
  • A functional Dropbox account
  • Box admin login credentials
  • Dropbox  admin login credentials

How to Migrate Content from Box to Dropbox?

Follow the steps given below and you will be able to migrate data from Box to Dropbox. Keep in mind that you need a license to migrate an unlimited number of users and data. Alternatively, you can try CloudFuze’s free trial or request our migration team a custom trial.

1. Log in or Create a CloudFuze Account

Go to webapp.cloudfuze.com and create an account. If you already have an account, enter your login details to access the CloudFuze dashboard.

Alternatively, you can reach out to our migration team for a live demo, custom trial, or price quote.

CloudFuze Login page

2. Add  Box Account to CloudFuze

Click on the Box logo in the business clouds list and add it CloudFuze.

Locate Box Under Business clouds

3. Enter Box Admin Login Credentials

Enter the admin login credentials of your Box account. Once entered, click on the Authorize button.

Please keep in mind that you must enter a valid Box’s admin login credentials. This is key for a successful Box to Dropbox migration.

Enter Box Credentials

4. Authorize Box Details

The next step is granting your Box account access to CloudFuze. CloudFuze requires this access to map users and data in the Box account and then migrate it to Dropbox.

Authorize Box Details

5. Now, Add Dropbox Account

Click on the Dropbox logo in the business clouds list. A popup will then open where you need to enter its login details.

Add Dropbox Under Business clouds

6. Enter Dropbox Admin Login Details

Enter your company’s Dropbox’s admin login details in the popup window. Please keep in mind you need to enter the admin login details to facilitate migration.

Enter Dropbox Admin Credentials

7. Verify Whether Clouds Are Added

Click on the Clouds icon and go to the Manage Clouds tab. Both Box and Dropbox accounts should be added there.

Box and Dropbox clouds added under Manage clouds or not

Step 8:  Start the Box to Dropbox Migration

Click on the Team Migration and complete a few final steps to start the migration.

Click on Team Migration for box to dropbox

9. Choose Source and Destination Accounts

Since you are migrating data from Box to Dropbox, select Box account as a source and Dropbox account as a destination.

Box as source and Dropbox as Destination

10. Map the Users

CloudFuze has a built-in auto-mapping capability that matches all the users in cloud and destination accounts.

Auto Map users for Box to Dropbox

11. CSV-Based Box to Dropbox Migration

In addition to auto-mapping, CloudFuze supports CSV manual mapping for custom or complex migration needs.

 Box to Dropbox CSV File upload

12. Choose Users for Migration

Select all the users in the Box account that you want to migrate to Dropbox account.

Box to Dropbox Users for Migration

13. Permission Mapping

CloudFuze allows IT admins to configure permissions for each user. If you wish them to default, click on the Next button.

Box to Dropbox Mapping Permissions

14. Migration Options

Create a name for your migration job or leave it to default. Renaming default migration helps in managing multiple migrations. You can add additional email addresses for notifications. Rest of all can be left default unless you have a specific need.

Box to Dropbox Mirgtaion Options

15. Click Start to Migrate from Box to Dropbox

Check everything one final one time and click on the Start Migration button to move files from Box to Dropbox.

Box to Dropbox Preview options

16. File Transfer in Progress

The file migration has started. During this time, you can pause the migration temporarily or can cancel it altogether.

Box to Dropbox Migration is in Progress

17. Migration Has Been Completed

When all the files are transferred to Dropbox, the status will be changed to Processed.

Box to Dropbox Migration Completed

Box to Dropbox Migration FAQs

1. How to find storage usage metrics in my company’s Box account?
Knowing the number of users and the data consumed in your Box account allows IT admins to get an accurate price quote and migration timelines. 

To check the details, head to Admin console  -> Insights.

Box storage metrics

2. What is the speed of migration?
Speed of migration depends on many factors including the size of data, number of users, folder structure, and rate limit/throttling from cloud vendors. CloudFuze roughly migrates a few GB of data per hour.

3. How secure is CloudFuze?
CloudFuze is highly secure and trusted by some of the world’s biggest companies in the world including government organizations. Read more about CloudFuze’s security.

4. How do I contact CloudFuze?
You can chat with us using the chat button located in the lower right corner of the webpage. Alternatively, you can contact us using a form.

5. How much does it cost to migrate from Box to Dropbox?
The pricing depends on the number of users and the size of data in your Box account. Please reach out to our migration team for a quote.

Contact our migration team today to move files from Box to Dropbox.

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CloudFuze supports more than 40 cloud Migration services including Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon, and Box etc.