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Shared Folders taking me over the limit??

Shared Folders taking me over the limit??

james090
Helpful | Level 5

I am new to Dropbox, and I have shared folders from my work, and these are taking my quota space over my limit! if i delete these, I believe they will delete for everyone?

 

I have worked my account up to around 8GB of free storage with referals but this is still now full!!

 

How do i remove the shared work folders, so that they don't block my account as its over the limit??

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Re: Shared Folders taking me over the limit??

Rich
Super User II

@james090 wrote:
Shared Folders taking me over the limit??

Yes. Shared folders exist in and take up space in your own account.

 

 


if i delete these, I believe they will delete for everyone?

If you delete the files in the shared folder, yes, they'll be deleted for everyone.

 


How do i remove the shared work folders, so that they don't block my account as its over the limit??

Refer to the following help article:

 

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Re: Shared Folders taking me over the limit??

Rich
Super User II

@james090 wrote:
Shared Folders taking me over the limit??

Yes. Shared folders exist in and take up space in your own account.

 

 


if i delete these, I believe they will delete for everyone?

If you delete the files in the shared folder, yes, they'll be deleted for everyone.

 


How do i remove the shared work folders, so that they don't block my account as its over the limit??

Refer to the following help article:

 

View solution in original post

Re: Shared Folders taking me over the limit??

Spectre84
New member | Level 2

Seriously? It exists in another account under their size limits but I'm gonna get penalized and lose space?

Re: Shared Folders taking me over the limit??

Rich
Super User II

@Spectre84 wrote:

Seriously? It exists in another account under their size limits but I'm gonna get penalized and lose space?


It exists in your account, too. You're not accessing the files in their account. The files are synced to your account so you need enough space to hold them.

Re: Shared Folders taking me over the limit??

Spectre84
New member | Level 2

The files are synced from the dropbox server, no reason that it should be counted against my limit other than for Dropbox to nickel and dime for users to pay for space

Re: Shared Folders taking me over the limit??

Rich
Super User II

@Spectre84 wrote:

The files are synced from the dropbox server ...


Yes, into your account, where they take up space just like any other file you have in the account.

Re: Shared Folders taking me over the limit??

james090
Helpful | Level 5

Easy Solution, 'Drop' Dropbox. Its really gone downhill

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