Photo upload is duplicating storage on my hard drive. They are also in drop and in upload storage and is taking up all the room on my hard drive. I don't want them stored on my hard drive so I've turned off that function but need to get photos off hard drive in order to create space on Mac as it's telling me I have no more room on my hard drive. I don't want to inadvertently delete photos in both places. Help! What do I do?
When you upload files to your Dropbox account, the files will sync to your devices, so they will take up space on your computer.
Smart Sync, which is on paid accounts, could be used to prevent files from taking up space on your machine. Selective sync, which is available for all accounts, prevent entire folders from syncing down to your computer.
You could use selective sync using this method to treat Dropbox as backup storage on the site.
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