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Duplicating files without impacting storage

Duplicating files without impacting storage

danyellerolla
Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

I am a content creator and have been asked by my manager to create an open-access stock imagery section for my colleague. I can use several folders worth of imagery for this, but I do not want to duplicate the files in those folders and create a bespoke space, as it will impact my storage. Can I build a folder of duplicates that will not affect my storage?

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Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Hey @danyellerolla, thanks for your post today!

 

I'm afraid this will not be possible with Dropbox.

 

Any file added to your account, in any location, whether or not it's a duplicate of another one, will count against your storage space.

 

I will, however, pass your feedback along to our team about this.

 

Let me know if you need anything else.


Hannah
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NMPC_musicsupport
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I’d like to know if this is still accurate. I seem to remember reading that a file could be ”duplicated” to other folder locations without the actual file content being duplicated in storage by having pointers to the original file placed in the different folders. If this isn’t bwing done, why not?

Jay
Dropbox Staff

Hi @NMPC_musicsupport, currently, this feature isn't possible on the Dropbox service, since any duplicates would take up quota on your account. 

 

AS to the reason why, I wouldn't be able to say. If you wish, you can suggest this change for others to vote on, so the dev team can look into this in future!


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