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Need more space to access a shared folder? Why?

Need more space to access a shared folder? Why?

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I would like to know why I have to have the available space to match a shared folder?  While the entire contents in a shared folder are perhaps larger than my available free space, what if I only want to browse and copy/download one or two files from within that shared folder?  This doesn't make any sense to me, and seems a rather silly restriction, and maybe a ploy to force others into paying for a premium plan.

 

 

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Re: Need more space to access a shared folder? Why?

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@jdavis70 wrote:

I would like to know why I have to have the available space to match a shared folder?


Because the entirety of the shared folder sits in your account, so you need to have enough space to hold it.

 


... what if I only want to browse and copy/download one or two files from within that shared folder?

The owner can send you a shared link to the folder, which allows you to browse and download the content of the share, no Dropbox account required.

 


This doesn't make any sense to me, and seems a rather silly restriction, and maybe a ploy to force others into paying for a premium plan.

It actually prevents people from stacking accounts for unlimited storage.

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