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Hard drive space syncing issue

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When I change a file from Local to Online-only does it automatically remove it from the hard drive space on my computer?

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Re: Hard drive space syncing issue

Dropboxer
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Hey there @Macverse
 
When you Smart Sync a file to online-only, you should see that it doesn’t use the full amount of space that the file otherwise would shortly after applying the settings. 
 
Let me know if you have any other questions!

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Re: Hard drive space syncing issue

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Thank you Lusil for replying. So I am working in Adobe InDesign and I start out with the document being online-only, but when I save the document it seems to revert back to Local. Is there a preference or setting that I need to change? This is why I asked about the space issue because I don't want to repeatedly have to change it back to online-only every time.

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Re: Hard drive space syncing issue

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hey again @Macverse
 
When you open a file to edit or preview locally on your computer, that file needs to download to your hard drive so that all the relevant info is available to load the file. This means that an online-only file will automatically become local when you double-click it to access it. 
 
Once you save your changes and/or close the file, you’ll have to manually revert the file to being online-only again.  
 
I understand that this may not be the ideal solution for you, but I’d be more than happy to pass your comments along to the dev team for future review. 

Lusil
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