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Mobile device using too much space in Dropbox

Mobile device using too much space in Dropbox

MikeH5
Explorer | Level 3

My Android device storage manager is showing that my Dropbox is using almost 15GB of storage.  I don't have Offline turned on (and it even reports 0 Bytes used).  It has always uploaded any pictures/videos I've taken on my device.  But is there anyway to reduce this storage space being used by Dropbox without actually deleting the files out of dropbox?

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Re: Mobile device using too much space in Dropbox

Rich
Super User II

There's a Clear Cache button in Dropbox's settings. Well, it's there on iOS. I believe it's there on Android as well. If not, you'll need to uninstall and reinstall the app to clear its data.

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Re: Mobile device using too much space in Dropbox

Rich
Super User II

There's a Clear Cache button in Dropbox's settings. Well, it's there on iOS. I believe it's there on Android as well. If not, you'll need to uninstall and reinstall the app to clear its data.

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Re: Mobile device using too much space in Dropbox

MikeH5
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks, I had tried to clear the cache and it didn't change the memory usage at all.  But I just tried it again and found that it had cleared the storage.  I never noticed it doing anything the first time I clicked it, but this time it shows a popup at the bottom that it's been cleared.  Maybe I didn't wait long enough the first time for it to actually complete the clearing.

Thanks.

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