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How can I reduce the space used on my account? / dropbox pieno - ridurre lo spazio occupato

How can I reduce the space used on my account? / dropbox pieno - ridurre lo spazio occupato

avvmarcodarca
Explorer | Level 3

Mi capita spesso di avere la cartella di dropbox piena.  per risolvere il problema creo un collegamento, nelle varie cartelle, relativo ai file pesanti (fotografie, immagini etc) e che spesso non ho necessità di utilizzare quando utilizzo l'applicazione su di un altro dispositivo, in particolare il cellulare. Sposto infatti i file pesanti su un altro disco rigido e creo un collegamento che mi consente di visionare i vari file quando lavoro dal PC "di base" ma che non mi occupa spazio nella applicazione.

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Re: dropbox pieno - ridurre lo spazio occupato

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @avvmarcodarca, thanks for contacting us!

 

Are you trying to reduce the amount of space used on your account, or increase the quota allowance on the account itself?

 

Any other info or screenshots would be helpful!

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Ciao @avvmarcodarca, grazie per averci contattato!


Stai cercando di ridurre la quantità di spazio utilizzato sul tuo account o aumentare la quota consentita sull'account stesso?

 

Qualsiasi altra informazione o screenshot sarebbe utile!


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Re: dropbox pieno - ridurre lo spazio occupato

avvmarcodarca
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Thanks. I had already applied all the suggestions from the support area. I would like some cheaper offers.

Re: How can I reduce the space used on my account? / dropbox pieno - ridurre lo spazio occupato

avvmarcodarca
Explorer | Level 3

I often happen to have the dropbox folder full. to solve the problem I create a link, in the various folders, related to heavy files (photographs, images etc) and that I often do not need to use when using the application on another device, especially the mobile phone. In fact, I move the heavy files to another hard drive and create a link that allows me to view the various files when I work from the "basic" PC but that does not take up space in the application.

 

Re: How can I reduce the space used on my account? / dropbox pieno - ridurre lo spazio occupato

Jay
Dropboxer

Currently, there aren't any options for paid plans aside from Plus, Professional and Business plans. You can earn free space on your account using these steps.

 

Could you clarify what you mean by creating a link to large files? Are you referring to symlinks, or something else? 

 

If the files are stored in the Dropbox folder, then they would still take up space on your account online.


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Re: How can I reduce the space used on my account? / dropbox pieno - ridurre lo spazio occupato

avvmarcodarca
Explorer | Level 3

I have already earned free space on my account using the steps you suggested. But now everyone has dropboxes !!

I create a link to large files located in folders outside of dropbox. On another hard drive.


 

Re: How can I reduce the space used on my account? / dropbox pieno - ridurre lo spazio occupato

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hey @avvmarcodarca, could you guide us through the steps that you take to create links to files that are outside of your Dropbox folder?

 

Are you using a third party app by any chance?


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Re: How can I reduce the space used on my account? / dropbox pieno - ridurre lo spazio occupato

avvmarcodarca
Explorer | Level 3

Good morning,
inside a folder in dropbox I create a link to another folder that I have, for example, on the desktop and in which I insert the large files. when i'm at the pc i can therefore consult it, when i use dropobx on my mobile or tablet, however, i can't see it.
That's all.

I don't use third party apps.

Re: How can I reduce the space used on my account? / dropbox pieno - ridurre lo spazio occupato

Lusil
Dropboxer

It sounds like you're using symlinks to connect your files from your Dropbox folder to others outside of it. 

 

In this case, it is expected that you don't see content outside of the Dropbox folder on other devices, because the way that the links are set up, they are there for local use.

 

You can find more information about this, here

 

I hope this helps clarify matters, but let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!


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