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How do I save file on my Dropbox folder without taking up space on my computer?

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My hard drive is getting full with dropbox.  I increased to a paid subscription thinking this would help but it hasn't.  How do I store to drobbox without using up my computer's memory?

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Hey  Carran
 
Welcome to the Dropbox Community, it’ll be a pleasure helping you save up some hard disc space! 
 
Seems like Selective Sync is the feature  you’re looking for, since it allows you to choose which folders to sync to a particular computer. It's a great option if you'd like to free up some hard disk space.
 
Please follow these steps to enable Selective Sync:
 
#1. Click the Dropbox icon in the system tray at the bottom right of your screen, by the clock on Windows or menu bar at the top of your screen on Mac or menu bar at the top of your screen on Linux.
 
#2. Click the gear icon gear
 
#3. Select "Preferences"
 
#4 Go to the "Account" tab
 
#5. Select "Selective Sync…” or "Change Settings…”
 
By default, all folders in Dropbox automatically sync to any computer that's linked to your Dropbox account. If you'd like to prevent a folder from syncing to your computer, un-check the box next to the folder's name. 
 
Any folders you deselect will stop syncing to your hard drive, but will still be available through the website and on any other computer linked to your Dropbox account.
 
Please keep me updated here if you'd like more details on that, I'd be glad to follow-up! 
 
Warm regards, 
JaneA

 


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


 


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Thank you - solved my problem.

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