I'm trying very hard to get the actual sizes of my folders in my Dropbox (sync its obvious the local sync'd sizes are not a true reflection). I know you can do "Calculate Size" on folders on the web interface (which itself is ridiculous, it should just show), but it only seems to work with tiny folders with minimal sub folders. Eg Ive been trying with these two folders that I know are rather large and have many levels of sub folders, and it just gets stuck at "Calculating...". Just for fun I even left it overnight, and after over 24 hours it still looks like this. My questions are
1) Any idea why this is happening
2) Any idea how else I can get my folder sizes, without going into the subfolders one by one?
3) Am I a conspiracist if I think that Dropbox is purposely making this difficult to force us to subscribe to upgrades?
Thanks for the reply. I have actually tried one folder at a time, but gave up after a few hours, which is why I thought I'd leave the 2 folders that I needed overnight. Anyway I will try leaving one folder overnight and see what happens
On checking the local folder, I did that, but the local sync doesn't match what Dropbox tells me my utilization is (about 5 GB local vs 8GB online). From what I read in forums, this is normal because of the way Dropbox manages local sync, but it does mean the only way I can know my true folder sizes is online.
On my last question, what I meant was, by making it difficult to get your folder sizes, it makes it difficult to figure out where your space is being consumed and therefore difficult to optimize and keep my usage within my limits, is this a way to force people to subscribe to paid (therefore higher limits) rather than deal with space issues.
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