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Reducing stored files

New member | Level 2

I have 9.5GB of storage on my free Dropbox account. Last week I  approached that limit (over 8.7 GB) so I moved a large number of files I wasn't actively using to different storage. My computer shows that my Dropbox folder has 5.75 GB in it, but Dropbox shows 9.65 GB (over my limit). Why the discrepancy? Why didn't moving files reduce the storage used?

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I found the issue. I have some shared folders that the other users have added to, but the full files have not been fully synced to my computer. So, the files online are actually larger than the files on my computer.

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Sorry to hear that, @rlkfromida
 
Initially, could you please check that the desktop app is running and up to date by locating the Dropbox icon that should be next to your computer’s clock? 
 
If you don’t see it, then it means that the desktop app isn’t running. In this case, please try manually relaunching it from your applications menu?
 
Let me know what you find!

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Yes the App is up and running (although it now has a red X on it since syncing is suspended as I am over my storage limit). I also compared the files on my computer with those online and they are exactly the same. All of the files that I removed are no longer showing up in my online account, but the amount of storage used went up, not down.

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Re: Reducing stored files

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I found the issue. I have some shared folders that the other users have added to, but the full files have not been fully synced to my computer. So, the files online are actually larger than the files on my computer.

View solution in original post

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Thanks for keeping me in the loop, @rlkfromida 
 
Don’t hesitate to get back to us if you have any further questions in the future. In the meantime, have a great day ahead.

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I have the same issue. I have deleted large files. I have been paying monthly for the upgrade. Now after deleting files my account says I am still
Over the limit.
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Dropboxer

Hi @Babsygal; welcome to the Community!

 

Can you please send me a screenshot of the exact error you get and also let me know what is your account's plan tab reporting regarding your plan and quota?

 

Thanks!



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