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Get more free Dropbox space: a step by step guide

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hello everyone!

Contributing to our Get more space article, I wanted to show you exactly what happens and what steps you'll need to follow in order to get more free space in your Dropbox.

From your Account Settings page you see all your current space and all the space you've earned.

Dropbox Account OverviewDropbox Account Overview

To begin earning more free space, you can visit the Dropbox Get more space page here and it will look like this: 

 

Get more spaceGet more spaceYou can start earning more space by :

- Inviting your friends to join Dropbox

- Completing the Get Started tour

- Telling why you love Dropbox!

Invite your friends to join Dropbox

 

 

Refer friends to DropboxRefer friends to Dropbox

From this page you can invite your friends to join Dropbox by emailing them, sending them a direct link to join or sharing your invitation on Facebook. You can earn up to 16 GB !

Get Started with Dropbox

 

Get Started with DropboxGet Started with Dropbox

Going to the Get Started page and completing all the steps, will give you additional free space!

Tell us why you Heart Dropbox

..and we'll reward you with 125 MB of quota!

Tell us why you <3 Dropbox!Tell us why you <3 Dropbox! 

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Finally, can check the space you've earned by going to this page and you'll have a detailed list of all the actions you've taken and how much free space you've earned!

Dropbox Account Overview - more space!Dropbox Account Overview - more space!

If you have any trouble with this process or feedback and ideas about this, feel free to leave your comments below and I'll get back to you or reach us on @DropboxSupport on Twitter and our team will be happy to note your feedback and assist you!

Have a great day all!




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


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Re: Space acquired through referrals disappeared

Super User II
Super User II

The only time referral space is removed from an account is when it has been determined that a referral had been earned through illegitimate means. When that happens, all referral space is usually removed.

 

The only way to know the actual cause is to contact Support.

 

Open your ticket here: https://www.dropbox.com/support
Track your ticket here: https://dropbox.zendesk.com

Replies take approximately 1 - 3 business days with Plus users getting priority (longer for Basic users).

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Referral cancellation

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Not knowing the limit of 15 only for referrals I invited many whom I actually didnot want and in the process it attained the limit and the referrals never matured. Thus I missed the real people whom I could have invited. How to cancell the non responsive referrals to free the limit.

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Re: Referral cancellation

Super User II
Super User II

You cant cancel referrals that have been sent out. 

 

Note that they will simply sit on your account until the maximum limit for referrals has been reached. That limit is 32 (32 referrals at 500mb each). 

 

It doesnt matter if they are the first 10 you sent or the last 10. You will get referral space once they install on a unique computer. Mobile devices do not count. 

 

Also, please note that if people complain you've spammed them you risk losing ALL referral space so please be cautious of how many you send out and to whom. 

 


 


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Register with referral, error 500, didn't get extra space

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New member | Level 2
Hello.
My friend gave me link, i used it, registered new account, install app and when i tried to confirm my mail i got 500 error. And there is a problem because i still have 2GB and i see that i got 0 bytes, but also me and my friend when we check there referral status is green OK sign with text granted 500MB which means that this referral was succesfull.
Also i have email from Dropbox "thank you, your friend invited you, we gave you 500MB".
Please explain me - do i have +500MB or not?
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Re: Register with referral, error 500, didn't get extra space

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Dropboxer
Hi there, 
 
I’m sorry to hear about this. We’ll need to take a look at your account to get this squared away. Please write in to us here https://www.dropbox.com/support so that our support staff can investigate and assist. 
 
Thanks!

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Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Space acquired through referrals disappeared

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New member | Level 2

I had about 18gb of space, much of it earned through referrals. It has all now disappeared and I have only 3.75gb. Whats happened?

 

Kind regards

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Re: Space acquired through referrals disappeared

Super User II
Super User II

The only time referral space is removed from an account is when it has been determined that a referral had been earned through illegitimate means. When that happens, all referral space is usually removed.

 

The only way to know the actual cause is to contact Support.

 

Open your ticket here: https://www.dropbox.com/support
Track your ticket here: https://dropbox.zendesk.com

Replies take approximately 1 - 3 business days with Plus users getting priority (longer for Basic users).

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How can I earn more free space for my Dropbox Work account?

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Is there a way to earn more free space for my Dropbox Work account?

Please let me know, thanks.

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Re: How can I earn more free space for my Dropbox Work account?

Super User II
Super User II
The only ways to gain free space are via www.dropbox.com/gs and www.dropbox.com/referral. I have to say though I'm not 100% sure if these include Business accounts.

 


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Re: How can I earn more free space for my Dropbox Work account?

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I have already taken all of these, both "gs" and all the possible "referrals" but this is only for the personal account not for the work one (that now it's free with an 2GB quota). I can't find anything like this for the work account.
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