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What a fantastic, well-written guide. This is just what I needed to do. You’re a star!
Thanks it was helpful.
I have a problem: when it ask for password I cannot put any password. It seams as the keyboard is deactivated. What should I do?
Which password are you having trouble entering?
The keyboard is not deactivated. When you get to the cmd box where it prompts for a password, just click in the box and type. You will not see the cursor move however it is recording your password.
Hi, when it ask me for password is not letting me type any password it seams as the keyboard deactivated. What should I do?
Hey, I have completed all the given steps, still neither the dropbox for second account is appearing on the system tray nor the files in the dropbox folder are getting updated.. Kindly help in solving the issue.
Are you sure you followed the instructions exactly. Please try them again. My setup still works on the 3 machines I own so I’m assuming Dropbox has not changed anything that breaks this workaround.
same here i am experiencing that when i click the shortcut with the runas, it prompts for a password(cmd box) but i cannot seem to type in it. how to resolve it?
When you get to the cmd box where it prompts for a password, just click in the box and type. You will not see the cursor move however it is recording your password.
It worked great for me!
But what if in the future you need to delete the second, newly created dropbox? How would you go about that?
Also, can this step be repeated to make more than two?
Yes, these steps can be repeated as many times as you’d like.
To delete the newly created dropboxes, you’d simply need to change value of the UserList registry key that was created to “1”, then delete the account including the files. Deletion of the account can be done from the User Accounts applet in the Control Panel.
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Thanks for that post.
Perhaps it could be better without password prompt, it could be done with CPAU (http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/cpau/usage.htm) an alternative RunAs command line with more options
c:\cpau\cpau.exe -u UserName -p Password -ex ProcessName
It’s the same thing. You only need to enter the password once and it remembers it.
Thank you! This solution worked for me! The runas cmd window always disappeared before I even had the chance to type the password!
Cool. Works like a charm. Thanks a lot. Also, appreciate the detailed instructions.
BTW, I am just wondering if I have to UNDO the disappearing of the dropbox.svc windows logon, do I have to remove the regedit entries? Please advise.
I’m glad you found this useful.🙂
To answer your question, you can make it appear again by either deleting the dropbox.svc value that was created in the UserList key or changing the “Value Data” to “1” without the quotes.
Thanks a lot for your reply.
This is a great post. I did it a couple of years go and it worked fine. I’m wondering today if you have thoughts about adapting this for SkyDrive (now “One Drive”)? I always had two skydrive accounts, but now Windows 8.1 won’t allow me to open them on my desktop. Any suggestions? If anyone could figure it out, you could,
Looking forward to have someone found a similar method for OneDrive
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