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Why is storage space full?

Explorer | Level 3

It is very frustrating to not find a contact email anywhere for free Dropbox users to get a definite answer to resolve an issue. I read similar postings on the forum similar to my question, but none were helpful on what to do.

 

Seven months ago I downgraded my account instead of deleting it, because I have not used Dropbox for a little over a year. And I am not using it now-I don't need to. The five folders I have in the account are empty except for one shared folder that has a file of 24.2 MB. The email I received from Dropbox said if I use more than 5.75 GB, I would not be able to add new files to Dropbox after the downgrade. Ok, fine.

 

Now I'm being told that I need to upgrade because my account is full–6.06 GB of overage. How can that be? I don't use Dropbox. I only have one shared folder that gets used only once a year–currently using only 24.2 MB, not gigabytes. Where are the 6.06 GB coming from? I have followed all the different instructions I have found to check for the overage, but have found nothing.

 

In regard to support, I think Dropbox should have an email available for everyone whether free or paid. Free support just waits longer.  Paid support gets to wait for a shorter time – something like 1-2 days or whatever the business decides. Other businesses do it! They take care of their customers. It's part of good business practice.  --  Thank you to anyone who can help. Take care!

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Re: Why is storage space full?

Dropboxer

Hi there @7KW; thanks for using Dropbox and welcome to our Community!

 

Could you please let me know what is your account's plan tab reporting regarding your quota?

 

Thanks! 



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Explorer | Level 3

Hi - The plan tab says I have regular files of 6.06 GB. How can that be when I have empty folders. Where are those files?

Thanks for your help.

 

p.s. I hope someone sends an email when there is a reply to my post. I did not receive an email to the first reply.

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Dropboxer

Hey @7KW, you can set to receive notifications from threads you're mentioned in and boards you're subscribed to from your Dropbox Community settings. 

 

You can change them from your Dropbox Community settings, under Notification Settings in Subscriptions & Notifications. 

 

As for your account's storage, could you let us what sort of content occupies majority of your space according to the Plan tab? Is it personal or shared content? 

 

If you're not too sure, you can always just send us a screenshot of it, so that we have a better visual of it as well. 


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Explorer | Level 3

Hello - The Plan tab says my personal account is full. (6.06 GB) Shared files (24.28 MB) This is the only account I have.

As I mentioned before. I am not using Dropbox at all. Before downgrading, I downloaded my files then deleted all files from Dropbox except for the shared folder which I use once a year. I did all that via the Website with help from support. On my Dropbox desktop, all remaining folders (three) are empty except for the shared one. So why is my account full?

 

By the way, you said "you can always just send us a screenshot of it", how can I send anything to support if there is no email access for free accounts? And I don't see a "files upload link" anywhere. The only help I can get is through here (the community). And as I said before in a previous message, we should all have direct support access for free accounts as well. A business as big as Dropbox should not put it just on to the community to reply. If other large businesses can take care of their customers directly, so can Dropbox.

 

Thanks for your assistance. It is appreciated.

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Dropboxer

So if you take a look at your account on the website, you can only see this shared folder @7KW?

 

Could it be that there's a 3rd party app connected and backing up to your account somehow? 



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Explorer | Level 3

I disconnected all 3rd party apps as Walter made me aware of them. The account still shows full. What else is there to do?

 

Thanks.

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