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Where are files actually stored

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I like to know more about where files are stored. When I share a dropbox folder, it will synchronize with the 'shared pc'. That means that files will occupy space on all computers which the files are shared to ??  I want to use dropbox for my photos. One of the reasons is to save my computers storage. But if pictures are synchronized with all other computers, both mine and the sharing computers, the photos will consumed a lot of space.  And what about ipad and phones ? And if I exclude photos from sync, how can I se my photos ??

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi there, 

If you would like to save space on your Dropbox, then you can activate Selective Sync settings. 

Selective Sync is a feature that allows you to choose which folders to sync to a particular computer. It's a great option if you'd like to free up disk space.

Please follow these steps to enable Selective Sync:

1) Right-click the Dropbox icon in the system tray at the bottom right of your screen, by the clock on Windows or menu bar at the top of your screen on Mac or menu bar at the top of your screen on Linux.
2) Click the gear icon
3) Select "Preferences"
4) Go to the "Account" tab
5) Select "Change Settings..."

By default, all folders in Dropbox automatically sync to any computer that's linked to your Dropbox account. If you'd like to prevent a folder from syncing to your computer, un-check the box next to the folder's name. Any folders you deselect will stop syncing to your hard drive, but will still be available through the website and on any other computer linked to your Dropbox account.

If you decide that you need the deselected folders back on your computer, go into your Selective Sync settings and check the box next to the folder's name. Dropbox will then sync the updated folder to your computer again.

To learn more about Selective Sync, please read this Help Center article:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/175

Thanks! 

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Re: Where are files actually stored

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi there, 

If you would like to save space on your Dropbox, then you can activate Selective Sync settings. 

Selective Sync is a feature that allows you to choose which folders to sync to a particular computer. It's a great option if you'd like to free up disk space.

Please follow these steps to enable Selective Sync:

1) Right-click the Dropbox icon in the system tray at the bottom right of your screen, by the clock on Windows or menu bar at the top of your screen on Mac or menu bar at the top of your screen on Linux.
2) Click the gear icon
3) Select "Preferences"
4) Go to the "Account" tab
5) Select "Change Settings..."

By default, all folders in Dropbox automatically sync to any computer that's linked to your Dropbox account. If you'd like to prevent a folder from syncing to your computer, un-check the box next to the folder's name. Any folders you deselect will stop syncing to your hard drive, but will still be available through the website and on any other computer linked to your Dropbox account.

If you decide that you need the deselected folders back on your computer, go into your Selective Sync settings and check the box next to the folder's name. Dropbox will then sync the updated folder to your computer again.

To learn more about Selective Sync, please read this Help Center article:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/175

Thanks! 

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New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

which country are my files stored in?

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Super User II
Super User II

America


 


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New member | Level 1

thanks

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Where can I see files that are no longer synched to my computer without re-synching them to it?

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Super User alumni
Super User alumni

www.dropbox.com

 

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