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Dropbox is almost full

Dropbox is almost full

mramay
New member | Level 2

I filled up my 3.25GB space, then went and deleted LOTS of files and folders. It now say's I'm almost full. I had a dozen or so folders with lots in there, now down to four, with three empty and one holding some pictures. It ain't full!!

 

How do I find out how much space is actually being used?

Can I find out where all the space is being used? Which folder(s) are filling up my DB?

How do I determine that all the files and folders I deleted are actually deleted? I went through the Delete, then go to the Delete folder and "permanently delete" all those files and folders. Obviously I've missed something...

 

Thanks,

Mike

9-25-21

 

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Re: Dropbox is almost full

Rich
Super User II

@mramay wrote:

How do I find out how much space is actually being used?


Your account usage can be seen on your Plan page.

 


Can I find out where all the space is being used? Which folder(s) are filling up my DB?

No, but it will show you a breakdown of your space by regular files, shared files and available space.

 


How do I determine that all the files and folders I deleted are actually deleted?

If you deleted the files, they're deleted and no longer count towards your accounts usage. Permanently deleting them is not necessary (nor recommended).

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Re: Dropbox is almost full

Rich
Super User II

@mramay wrote:

How do I find out how much space is actually being used?


Your account usage can be seen on your Plan page.

 


Can I find out where all the space is being used? Which folder(s) are filling up my DB?

No, but it will show you a breakdown of your space by regular files, shared files and available space.

 


How do I determine that all the files and folders I deleted are actually deleted?

If you deleted the files, they're deleted and no longer count towards your accounts usage. Permanently deleting them is not necessary (nor recommended).

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Re: Dropbox is almost full

mramay
New member | Level 2

Perfect answer. I have 3.25GB storage availability and one wedding video was 3.1GB, then there were the other 100 photos. Yep, that was the problem. I deleted the video and the Plan Page immediately showed I now have lots of room left. I'll put all the photos up there and when my daughter (the bride) downloads / sees what she wants, I can delete all of the photos and upload the video.

 

Thanks for the education!!

Mike

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