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Why do shared folders take up my own account's space?

Why do shared folders take up my own account's space?

JLR-001
New member | Level 2

I'm working for someone who has a dropbox pro acocunt unlimited account. 

 

However, it won't let me upload to his dropbox because I have a free account and limited storage.

I work for lots of people I can't join every storage solution out there.

He has paid for pro, I should be able to upload to it and it should not count as part of my digital storage. 

 

I'm uploading images for him to use, into  his dropbox acocunt, my account should not have any bearing should it? 

If it does its a very very stupid bit of product planning. Or have I misunderstood the messages I'm getting?  

 

Cheers

 

John

 

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Rich
Super User II

@JLR-001 wrote:

I'm uploading ... into  his dropbox acocunt, my account should not have any bearing should it?


You're not uploading into his account. You're uploading into a folder in your account, that happens to be shared with him. Since the folder exists in your account, it takes up space in your account.

 

 

If all you need to do is upload files to him, and you don't need to access those files after you've uploaded them, ask him to send you a File Request. You'll be able to upload files directly to his account without them taking up space in yours.

 


 

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Re: Storage size

Rich
Super User II

@JLR-001 wrote:

I'm uploading ... into  his dropbox acocunt, my account should not have any bearing should it?


You're not uploading into his account. You're uploading into a folder in your account, that happens to be shared with him. Since the folder exists in your account, it takes up space in your account.

 

 

If all you need to do is upload files to him, and you don't need to access those files after you've uploaded them, ask him to send you a File Request. You'll be able to upload files directly to his account without them taking up space in yours.

 


 

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