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gerakir
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How do I see which folders of mine are taking up the most space on Dropbox? Thank you in advance.

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gerakir
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Thank you. Photos, of course. It looked like I only had a few folders and not much in them, but photos accounted for 90% of my storage use.

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Pikamander2
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If you're using Windows, you can try out WinDirStat. The interface looks a bit outdated, but it's still one of the best options for folder size management.

 

Alternatively, using the File Explorer (Windows Explorer), you can search for an asterisk ( * ), which will bring up every file in your Dropbox. At that point, you can switch to Details view and sort by size.

 

Let me know if either of those options works.

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gerakir
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Thanks but I have a Macbook.

OS: 10.15.06, Catalina.

Advice please.

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Walter
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In that case, apart from using your computer's OS to do this, you can calculate the size of your folders on our website @gerakir

 

 Let us know if you have any more questions!


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Re: storage size

gerakir
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Thank you. Photos, of course. It looked like I only had a few folders and not much in them, but photos accounted for 90% of my storage use.

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Walter
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Glad to hear you managed to sort this out in the end @gerakir.

 

Let us know if you come up with any Dropbox questions in the future.

 

See you around the Community! 


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Sinzh
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I keep seeing that there should be an option to calculate size under the ellipses for Dropbox app. 

 

But there is no ellispis (three dots in sequence) on the Windows 10 app when viewing folders unless the folder name is especially long (click that ellispis doesn't bring up a menu). If Dropbox is considering the 2 dashes found in the size collumn an ellispis ... well, there is no option in the menu that pops when you right click that says it will calculate size.

 

How do you calculate the size of folders if using the Windows 10 app?

 

Are we meant to do this while viewing dropbox files on a particular app? Browser? Device?

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Lusil
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Hey @Sinzh, thanks for joining us on this thread. 

The steps to calculating the size of folders, as mentioned in this article, is done through the website. 

Could you give them a try and let us know if you have any trouble along the way?

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Morten S.6
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Hi.

 

I followed the advice given in https://help.dropbox.com/accounts-billing/space-storage/file-size using Firefox 92.0, however there is no such thing as 'Calculate Size' and there is also no such thing as a column describing the size. This is of course interesting only in relation to folder sizes.

 

Nevermind.

 

Solution: If you don’t see the Size column, click the dropdown arrow next to one of the column headers, and click Size.

 

Opinion: Not friendly UX.

 

/M

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