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Space limits and upgrades—Dropbox storage, how it works, and how to get more.

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Get more free Dropbox space: a step by step guide

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Dropbox folder size is wrong

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So many shared files ...

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I need more free space! ;-(

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Local Hard disk full

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Disc space with online only syncing

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Where is list of shared folders

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Encryption used by Dropbox?

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Can't download folders with comma in name

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How can I see the size of all files in a folder?

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Deleting Files for More Space

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Upgrading from Plus to Standard for just one user

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Need more space for my account

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Incorrect Space Availability Displayed on Dropbox vs Computer

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can't free up space

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Regarding 25gb of free space

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Get more free Dropbox space: a step by step guide

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So many shared files ...

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Disc space with online only syncing

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How can I see the size of all files in a folder?

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Upgrading from Plus to Standard for just one user

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Need more space for my account

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can't free up space

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Regarding 25gb of free space

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Does kudos give me additional free space

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Option to permanently delete files

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Why was my Dropbox quota reduced?

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Dropbox taking up space on Mac

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No more space from referrals

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Earned free space - is it permanent?

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Shortage of Space

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shared folders taking up all my storage

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Is the space that Dropbox Business Advanced offers unlimited?

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Quicken user offer

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Get more free Dropbox space: a step by step guide

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Dropbox folder size is wrong

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destination drive is incompatible with dropbox

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I need more free space! ;-(

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Local Hard disk full

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Where is list of shared folders

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Encryption used by Dropbox?

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Can't download folders with comma in name

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Deleting Files for More Space

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Incorrect Space Availability Displayed on Dropbox vs Computer

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Can't see the status of my referrals

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Upgraded to Dropbox Plus My Account Still Shows As Basic

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Problem with space

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Yet another Dell 20GB bonus not showing up

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Storage

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Email account ineligible?

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Delete files but the storage space does not change

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too many files Please use desktop application

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Samsung storage expires

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Get more space

There are several ways to earn more Dropbox space:

  • Complete the Getting Started guide.
  • Refer friends and family.
  • Upgrade your account.
  • How much space is left in my account?

    To learn how much space is available in your Dropbox account:

    1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
    2. Click your name or avatar at the top of any Dropbox page.
    3. Click Settings.
      • If you have paired a personal and work account, select the account you’d like to view.
    4. The bar under your email address represents your Dropbox space usage.
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    Save space on your hard drive with Selective Sync

    Selective sync lets you sync a subset of Dropbox folders to your computer. This can save space on your hard drive.

    1. Click the Dropbox icon in the system tray or menu bar.
    2. Click the gear icon.
    3. Click Preferences.
    4. Click Account.
    5. Click Change Settings.
    6. Click Account.
    7. A window will appear with a list of all the main folders in your Dropbox. Uncheck the folders that you don't want to sync to your hard drive.

    Why have I not received my referral bonus?

    You can easily check the status of your referrals:

    1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
    2. Open the account page.
    3. Click View all space earned.

    There are five referral statuses:

  • Invitation sent. The person you referred hasn't yet signed up for Dropbox.
  • Waiting for install. The person you referred has signed up, but hasn't installed and/or signed in from the desktop application.
  • Waiting for email verification. The person you referred installed the desktop app and signed in, but hasn't verified their email address.
  • Ineligible. The person you referred isn’t eligible for the referral program.
  • Completed. The person you referred has completed the referral; both you and your referral have been credited bonus space.
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