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Re: Why do I need to pay for extra storage to view a folder?

Does a shared folder take up space on all members' accounts?

sukpmp
Explorer | Level 3

Hi, does a shared folder use space on both the sharing and shared accounts?

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Re: Does a shared folder take up space on all members' accounts?

Rich
Super User II
@sukpmp  wrote:

does a shared folder use space on both the sharing and shared accounts?

Yes, because the files exist in both accounts.

 

Re: Does a shared folder take up space on all members' accounts?

sukpmp
Explorer | Level 3

Hi, are changes to items in the shared folder reflected in both locations?

Is there a way to give somebody permanent access to a file/files without the files being in both locations?

 

Re: Does a shared folder take up space on all members' accounts?

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @sukpmp, any changes made in shared folders would sync to the site and to anyone added to the shared folder..

 

Regarding your request, do the users need to edit the files in the shared folder and add/delete files?


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Re: Does a shared folder take up space on all members' accounts?

sukpmp
Explorer | Level 3
They definitely need to be able to edit. Add would be useful but not essential.

Re: Does a shared folder take up space on all members' accounts?

Hannah
Dropboxer

Hey @sukpmp, sorry to jump in here.

 

If all members of the folder need to edit the files in it, then the files need to be in all the accounts.

 

However, if you only want to give access to a folder to someone, but then you no longer need to access that folder yourself, you can just remove your own access.


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Why do I need to pay for extra storage to view a folder?

Rgarforth
New member | Level 2
New to Dropbox - why do I have to pay for extra storage when I only want to view a folder shared with me?

Re: Why do I need to pay for extra storage to view a folder?

Mark
Super User II

You only have to pay for storage if the folder has been sent to you as a shared folder which gives you read write access.

 

If you want to view it only ask the person to send you a read only link instead 🙂


 


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Re: Why do I need to pay for extra storage to view a folder?

Rgarforth
New member | Level 2
Hi mark, thanks for replying! So if I need to save the/some images from the shared folder, can it be read only, or does it need to be read write?

Re: Why do I need to pay for extra storage to view a folder?

Hannah
Dropboxer

Thanks for posting your question, @Rgarforth!

 

If you only need to download files from the folder, a shared link with view-only permissions would definitely allow you to do that.

 

I hope this clarifies things!


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