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Will Shared Folder Update After Space Runs Out?

Will Shared Folder Update After Space Runs Out?

existujeme
New member | Level 2

Hi everyone! I've been added to a folder as a member, but I myself have a basic Dropbox account. It's not so much a problem for uploading because I tend to care more about downloading the files from this folder, so as long as I can still access up to date files it's not an issue.

 

Does anyone know if a shared folder will stop updating to include new files uploaded by other members if my own storage limit has been reached? Or does it continuously remain up to date regardless?

 

I couldn't find a forum on this, but admittedly I'm not too sure what to search 😅 Any help extremely appreciated! Also, I do know I can ask for a shared link instead of being a member since I'm not uploading anything myself – I might do so if need be, but I'd love to avoid having to ask someone again for a link. Plus it's nice to quickly access from my Dropbox home page.

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Re: Will Shared Folder Update After Space Runs Out?

Walter
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If you're out of quota, then syncing will stop @existujeme

You'll be able to preview the files on our website and download them, but you won't be able to upload any new files.

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Re: Will Shared Folder Update After Space Runs Out?

Walter
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Hey @existujeme, welcome to our Community and happy October!

Shared folders count towards each member's quota. 

If you don't need to upload to this folder, you can ask the original owner to share a link to the folder instead.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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Re: Will Shared Folder Update After Space Runs Out?

existujeme
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Hi Walter! That makes sense!

 

But if I don't do that, and continue with it on my own account past the maxed out size, will I still see new files if they're dropped in by other users, or does it stop updating after I reach my personal data limit?

Re: Will Shared Folder Update After Space Runs Out?

Walter
Dropboxer
If you're out of quota, then syncing will stop @existujeme

You'll be able to preview the files on our website and download them, but you won't be able to upload any new files.

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Re: Will Shared Folder Update After Space Runs Out?

existujeme
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Perfect, that's great! Thank you so much, Walter, appreciate your responses.

Re: Will Shared Folder Update After Space Runs Out?

Walter
Dropboxer
No biggie @existujeme, I'm just glad I could help.

See you around the Community and have a wonderful weekend!

 

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Re: Will Shared Folder Update After Space Runs Out?

dragonkate
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Why won't Dropbox update after you delete folders/files in order to reduce the size limit? I exceeded my free limit, I subsequently deleted extra folders to free up space but it doesn't doesn't appear to be updating to allow me to upload documents. How do I do this?

Re: Will Shared Folder Update After Space Runs Out?

Lori
Dropboxer
Hey @dragonkate, thanks for posting today! 

Have you checked your account's space, here

That would give you an insight into what's taking up additional space.

Also, did you delete the files and folders through the website, or the app?

Let me know more.

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