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Sharing files from a friend is filling my DropBox account! How do I stop that?

Sharing files from a friend is filling my DropBox account! How do I stop that?

MattKauf
Explorer | Level 3
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A friend of mine is collecting a series of lectures, as audio files.  He's asked me to listen and then have a discussion with him about each file.  I just got a notice from DropBox that I'm running out of room in MY account.  What are we doing wrong?  Why should my account be filling?

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Mark
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Because you are in a shared folder. Shared folders use up everybodys quota. 

 

If you need just access to listen to them ask him to send you a shared link instead. 


 


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Mark
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Because you are in a shared folder. Shared folders use up everybodys quota. 

 

If you need just access to listen to them ask him to send you a shared link instead. 


 


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EventHorizon
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I have a similar situation. How do I get rid of the files CURRENTLY filling my Dropbox, which are from my corporate account?

If I try to delete them, the message I get "Do you want to delete these files for everyone", implies that if I delete them from my Dropbox, I will delete corporate files.

I don't really understand how these files ended up in my personal dropbox at all. I figured the app was smart enough to give me a consolidated view of both of my dropbox accounts.

Megan
Dropbox Staff
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Hey there @EventHorizon, how are you today? 

 

Are you talking about shared content? Have you followed these steps, by any chance? 

 

Let me know more! 


Megan
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Mark
Super User II
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@EventHorizon wrote:

I figured the app was smart enough to give me a consolidated view of both of my dropbox accounts.


 

@EventHorizon just to add here - unless one of the accounts is a paid for business account you cannot see both on a device at the same time. 


 


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