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Can I free up any space if I transfer all my files from my laptop's hard drive to Dropbox?

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If I transfer or Download files from my Laptop to Dropbox will that free-up space on my LapTop..??

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Re: Running out of SPACE...

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Hey there, there is a way to accomplish that with Dropbox indeed (depending on your plan)
 
Kindly bear in mind that you can instantly remove space taken up by files residing in your local Dropbox folder utilizing our Smart Sync feature (that’s currently available for Dropbox Business and Dropbox Professional accounts). Smart Sync essentially lets you keep all your important files on your pc, without them taking up (almost) any space. 
 
If you’re currently working on a different plan, you could Selectively unsync some of your content, removing it thus locally while keeping it available on your account online. It would be worth noting that, once you move your folders in Dropbox on your laptop, you’ll have to let them sync to your account online before removing them through the Selective sync settings. 
 
I hope that this is helpful to you & please do let me know here if you have more questions or you need further assistance in any way; it’ll be a a pleasure to further clarify. Thanks! 

 


Jane
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


 


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