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Finding all offline folders

miniman
Explorer | Level 4
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hi

I did a search although couldn't find this questions being asked. Sorry If I missed it!

I'm travelling and want to try and make some free space on my Macbook.  Is there a way I can find all the files taking up space from Dropbox, so I can set them to make available online only?

I have cleared some space already, although some of the folders have folders nested within them so could take a fair amount of time to trawl through manually.

Thanks for reading!

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Rich
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@miniman wrote:

Is there a way I can find all the files taking up space from Dropbox, so I can set them to make available online only?


The only way is to navigate the files and folders on your computer and look at their sync icons, which indicate whether a file or folder is online or offline. There is no list showing all offline or online files.

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Rich
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@miniman wrote:

Is there a way I can find all the files taking up space from Dropbox, so I can set them to make available online only?


The only way is to navigate the files and folders on your computer and look at their sync icons, which indicate whether a file or folder is online or offline. There is no list showing all offline or online files.

Jay
Dropbox Staff
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Hi @miniman, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

 

While there isn't a method to do so, as @Rich suggested, if you need to make all files online-only, you could right click the Dropbox folder and then mark it as online-only.

 

This would free up space as any local files in the Dropbox folder would return to being online-only.

 

If you need any further assistance, please let me know!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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miniman
Explorer | Level 4
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hi @Rich and @Jay 

 

Thanks for posting and sorry for the slow reply.

 

I ended up using CC cleaner to show me the largest file sizes and then unticked the "make available offline" to free up space whilst travelling. 

 

Cheers!

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