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Can you have access to dropbox on your computer without it take disc space?

Can you have access to dropbox on your computer without it take disc space?

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I am having a windows computer where I have downloaded the Dropbox app. But now my computer says that the disc is almost full. Is there a solution where you can use this downloaded app, but without dropbox storing all the files on the hard disk, only online? 

 

Thank you in advance!

 

All the best

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Re: Can you have access to dropbox on your computer without it take disc space?

Dropboxer
Hi there, there are two options depending available on what your current plan is.
 
Selective sync is available for all users and prevents folders from syncing down to your machine.
 
Smart Sync is on Dropbox Professional and Business plans, and allows you to see your file structure on your computer, but using placeholders instead so your files don’t take up any space on the machine.
 
Hope this helps!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Can you have access to dropbox on your computer without it take disc space?

Dropboxer
Hi there, there are two options depending available on what your current plan is.
 
Selective sync is available for all users and prevents folders from syncing down to your machine.
 
Smart Sync is on Dropbox Professional and Business plans, and allows you to see your file structure on your computer, but using placeholders instead so your files don’t take up any space on the machine.
 
Hope this helps!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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