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Invitation folder counts up on my space

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Hey there,

i am in need of some help. I have to make bigger data transfer to a friend - he invited me to a folder where i should upload some files.

The upload took nearly a day and after the end i recieved and error message that MY space is not enough to complete the upload .. My Dropbox has about 7 GB of space, the Upload is about 40 GB. So of course i did not have enough space - but whats confusing me is, that i was uploading the files into HIS folder?!

Like i said i got an invitation link and even when i open up the folder in my account - i can see, that the folder is marked as "his". 

So what am i doing wrong? How can i upload the complete files into his account? 

To be honest this is the first time i work with such an inviataion link and it seems that i'm not able to understand what i did wrong.

It would be great if someone could help me out or explane this to me.

Thanks a lot,

Patrick 

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Re: Invitation folder counts up on my space

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @Patrick_1984 - happy November!

Why don't you ask them to share a link to the folder instead? 

Or if you'd like to upload to their account without using up your own account's quota, ask them to open up a file request so you can upload from there. Read on for more context:

Your Dropbox quota is calculated based on the total contents of your Dropbox, which includes shared folders. A Dropbox account can't sync more than its quota, so a 2 GB account can't sync more than 2 GB, including the space taken up by shared folders. Because every member of a shared folder can add and modify the files in the shared folder, the shared folder takes up space in each member's account. This policy exists to prevent people from giving themselves unlimited space by stacking Basic accounts and shared folders.

I hope this information helps clear things up for you while I remain at your disposal should you have any further queries Patrick.



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Re: Invitation folder counts up on my space

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @Patrick_1984 - happy November!

Why don't you ask them to share a link to the folder instead? 

Or if you'd like to upload to their account without using up your own account's quota, ask them to open up a file request so you can upload from there. Read on for more context:

Your Dropbox quota is calculated based on the total contents of your Dropbox, which includes shared folders. A Dropbox account can't sync more than its quota, so a 2 GB account can't sync more than 2 GB, including the space taken up by shared folders. Because every member of a shared folder can add and modify the files in the shared folder, the shared folder takes up space in each member's account. This policy exists to prevent people from giving themselves unlimited space by stacking Basic accounts and shared folders.

I hope this information helps clear things up for you while I remain at your disposal should you have any further queries Patrick.



Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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