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Why do shared folders take up quota for each member?

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Why do shared folders take up quota for each member?

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How does Dropbox justify counting shared files against everyone's individual space? Seems like they are charging multiple times for the same data hosting. This seems like one of those class action lawsuit opportunities. Especially considering how much Dropbox charges vs industry standard. I'm shocked.

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Re: why are they double charging space?

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Hi @joshuwalrus, thanks for posting on the Community.

 

Shared folders, just like private folders, on a Dropbox account are counted against your own quota. 

 

As every member of a shared folder can add to and modify the contents, the shared folder counts toward storage quotas in each member's account.

 

This policy exists to prevent people from giving themselves unlimited storage space by stacking accounts and shared folders.

 

I hope this helps to clarify matters.


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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