I think you've misunderstood what Dropbox is. Dropbox isnt cloud storage as such. Its a syncing tool. It is designed and intended to have everything on all your devices - to replace the need for USB pens to move things between them.
You CAN set things to not appear on the laptops or devices, but, then you'd need to go and download them manually before you could open and work on them.
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I don't understand. I have 2 TB of storage on Dropbox, but my laptop only holds 251 GB Flash Storage. On the Dropbox website they talk about "Cold Storage", it's' supposed to be basically stored and available via Dropbox but not on my computer. What you're saying doesn't jive with what the Dropbox folks have written in their documentation. Nevertheless, I just selected Smart Sync update for Mac. With this update, online-only files supposedly will no longer appear to take up hard drive space. I shut down Dropbox and restarted it, but my laptop still shows very little room in it. By the way, I am struggling with Brain Fog so if I seem out of it, I am. I just need some help, Thanks for any assistance. - Jeni
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