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Deleted files don't count against your storage quota

Deleted files don't count against your storage quota

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"Deleted files don't count against your storage quota, so permanently deleting them won’t free up space."

I am very disappointed that having permanently deleted a lot of non shared files I find that I gain nothing.

It looks like Dropbox is trying to force me to upgrade my subscription, as I need the space from the deleted files for new files.

As a matter of principle, I am NOT prepared to do this as it is unethical !!! Dropbox wants me to pay more money for NO BENEFIT.

Please tell me if I am wrong in my assumption that one gains nothing by permanently deleting files. 

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Re: Deleted files don't count against your storage quota

Dropboxer

Hi @Allan Youens; welcome to our Community!

 

It's true that permanently deleting files won't make up space since deleted files don't count against your account's storage quota. 

 

If the space is taken up by a shared folder, you may want to consider leaving the folder and asking the owner to share a link to the folder instead. 

 

I hope this clears thing up and I'm always a post away if you have any more questions, Allan. 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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