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Same Dropbox uses different amount of Space on dif. Computers ?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hello

 

I share a dropbox with a bunch of people for work and we're trying to reduce the dropbox space because it takes too much volume on some laptops.

 

What's irritating:

 

I deleted a lot of stuff and it kind of synchronizes differently on every laptop.

 

They should all be completetly synced with all files. But still I on my laptop dropbox folder shows 23,56 GB, on a second it's 21,XX GB and on a third it's only 18,59 GB. 

BUT, strangley,  it (almost) shows the same amount of files (40.506)

 

Can someone explain?

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Re: Same Dropbox uses different amount of Space on dif. Computers ?

Super User II
Super User II

There's a hidden cache folder in the root of your Dropbox folder. This folder will vary in size from computer to comptuer, even for the same Dropbox account. The cache folder is used while transferring files, and it temporarily holds a copy of files deleted on other devices to aid in fast file recovery if needed.

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Re: Same Dropbox uses different amount of Space on dif. Computers ?

Super User II
Super User II

There's a hidden cache folder in the root of your Dropbox folder. This folder will vary in size from computer to comptuer, even for the same Dropbox account. The cache folder is used while transferring files, and it temporarily holds a copy of files deleted on other devices to aid in fast file recovery if needed.

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Re: Same Dropbox uses different amount of Space on dif. Computers ?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2
great! that was it, thanks a lot
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Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Would you mind taking a minute of your time to fill out a survey sharing your experience using our Dropbox Community? You can access it here: http://bit.ly/2lNKIxT

Thank you!



Ed G
Community Manager @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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