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Dropbox shows 15gb online but locally there are only 2gb, why?

Dropbox shows 15gb online but locally there are only 2gb, why?

dinodino
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My account has around 15gb, and everything is synced to my local folder - and I double-checked that by comparing the list of folders.

The folder size, locally, is 1.93gb. Online, it says 16.29gb (and yes, it's 1.29 more than my max).

 

Every time I try to delete something, it gets back to that full size (and more) after 30 minutes. I made sure to delete my 'deleted files' folder.

I made sure it isn't the shared folders, as I currently do not have any shared folders, as it shows they are only 1.6gb (again, not sure how, it's not what I see locally).

 

I honestly have no clue what's going on.

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Rich
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@dinodino wrote:

The folder size, locally, is 1.93gb. Online, it says 16.29gb (and yes, it's 1.29 more than my max).


You likely enabled the backup feature. Check your Backups page.

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Rich
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@dinodino wrote:

The folder size, locally, is 1.93gb. Online, it says 16.29gb (and yes, it's 1.29 more than my max).


You likely enabled the backup feature. Check your Backups page.

dinodino
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Yes!!! This was exactly it! Thank you

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