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Does changing owner of folder reduce current owner's space usage?

Does changing owner of folder reduce current owner's space usage?

PhilCr
Explorer | Level 4

I have a business account with 1TB and a personal account. Can I change owner on some of my personal files to my business account and thereby reduce the data usage on my personal account?

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Re: Does changing owner of folder reduce current owner's space usage?

Mark
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Yes, it will be. Because its in your account.

Shared folders use up the quota of all users.

Hence in my initial post I said you'd need to delete the share from your account (note just delete, not rejoin it).

 


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Re: Does changing owner of folder reduce current owner's space usage?

Mark
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You would also need to leave the share on your personal account to gain the space back 🙂

 


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Re: Does changing owner of folder reduce current owner's space usage?

PhilCr
Explorer | Level 4

Hi Mark, appreciate your reply. Could you please explain a bit more "need to leave the share on your personal account".

I just want to change ownership so that the space doesn't count towards my quota. Do I need to remove the folder from my current account and re-share it from the new account?

Re: Does changing owner of folder reduce current owner's space usage?

Mark
Super User II
Transferring ownership of a folder only does that, it doesnt remove the share from the old owners account.

So once you have transferred the ownership to the other account you then need to leave the share from your personal account at www.dropbox.com/share. Once you've done that (and selected the option to delete the folders) you will gain the space back.

 


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Re: Does changing owner of folder reduce current owner's space usage?

PhilCr
Explorer | Level 4

Hi, yes did that. Unshared myself and deleted the folders and regained the space. Sadly, as soon as I accepted an invite to reshare myself from the new user account the space was swallowed up again.

Re: Does changing owner of folder reduce current owner's space usage?

Mark
Super User II
Yes, it will be. Because its in your account.

Shared folders use up the quota of all users.

Hence in my initial post I said you'd need to delete the share from your account (note just delete, not rejoin it).

 


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