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Deleting files then permanently deleting doesn't free up space!?!

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Same old problem. Deleted files in DB to create space, deleting them for everyone (only two of us share files). So why is the space not freed up? Thanks.

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Re: Deleting files then permanently deleting doesn't free up space!?!

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Deleting files is all you need to do to free up that space. Deleted files do not take up space in your account, so there's no need to permanently delete them (unless you want to).

If you're not seeing more available space in your account after deleting a file, then it's possible that you have a shared folder that is just adding more data to your account as space becomes available.

You can see the amount of available space and the breakdown of your usage (regular versus shared) on your Plan page.

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Re: Deleting files then permanently deleting doesn't free up space!?!

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Thanks Rich, many of the files/folders were shared; however, with the delete mode, they were deleted for everybody (the two users). Would that not free up the space then?

 

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