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Out of Space because somebody shared to much

frsorin New member | Level 2
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Somebody shared with me a tone of data and now online dropbox folder is full. So, I thought that is somebody is sharing a file, the file is stored in his/her Dropbox and it means that i have access to that information, not that is also taking space from me. In fact, we are a group of 20 people and now all our folders are full. How can I do so that i still have access to that info without taking space from my folder? Thank you!

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Re: Out of Space because somebody shared to much

Hey there, @frsorin
At first, please bear in mind that your Dropbox quota is calculated based on the total amount of contents in your account, which includes shared folders. A Dropbox account can't sync more than its quota, so a 2GB account can't sync more than 2GB. 
Because every member of a shared folder can add and modify the files in it, 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.
If you'd like to receive a shared folder without impacting your quota, you can ask for the sender to share a link to the folder, instead, since it allows users to view/download a one-way, read-only copy of the folder.
Finally, if you’d to have a little more storage, you can earn space. For more info on this, check out this article.
I hope this helps!

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