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It seems that I can't access files without paying for a subscription

It seems that I can't access files without paying for a subscription

maVenmills
New member | Level 2

Hello everyone.

 

I'm trying to check for an old document that is important to me, regarding my education at university.  I remembered I had used Dropbox for quite a long time, but now when I go to check the contents, I am unable to see my files without paying for a subscription.

 

The data I have in there is just over 3GB.  It used to be that this was well within the free limit, but now they've changed the rules.  How can I see my files (which are mine), then remove files above 2GB (by downloading of course) to be able to continue to use the free version of Dropbox?

 

Cheers

S

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Mark
Super User II

Hi @maVenmills 

 

Dropbox hasnt changed free quota spaces. If you are over quota you cannot add to the files, but, you can download and delete. You can do this via the software on the computer or the website at www.dropbox.com/home.


 


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maVenmills
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Hi Mark,

 

This is not a solution, unfortunately.

 

When I click on that link, or attempt to view my dropbox online, I am presented with an unavoidable "Upgrade your plan now" with no way of skipping / getting past.

 

It appears to me, that they're holding my data as ransom until I upgrade, even though at one stage, my limit was not 2GB and I wasn't paying.  Even my profile says "3.76GB of 3.75GB used" - I had bonus +250MB increments due a loyalty/friend bonus at some point.   

 

I will try installing the desktop application, however I am not confident based on this new "pay up or else" experience of Dropbox.

 

I certainly won't continue using them once I have established which data I need backed up.

Nancy
Dropbox Staff

Hi @maVenmills, hope you’re doing well. 

 

Just like @Mark mentioned, if your Dropbox account went over-quota, you won’t be able to add new files, but you should be able to access your old ones. 

 

However, can you send me a full screenshot of what you see on your end? I’d like to take a closer look, if that’s alright.

 

Thanks!


Nancy
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madebyanton
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I have the same issue, can you help?

Jay
Dropbox Staff

Hi @madebyanton, could you clarify exactly what you're experiencing?

 

Any other info or screenshots would be helpful!


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Arden Luke
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Mark is correct. I’m having exactly the same issue. I deleted files to stay within the quota and next time I signed in I can’t access the remaining files, even to delete them . Had decided to subscribe, but like Mark, this experience tells me Dropbox is not the right service.

Arden Luke
New member | Level 2
Unclear how to share a screenshot, copy/paste within the text box doesn’t work.

Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hey @Arden Luke, let's jump right into this! 

 

Have you tried a different browser, in order to access your Dropbox account and delete some of your content? 

 

In any case, you should be able to click our camera-like icon when you try to respond back to us, and attach your screenshot here of what you see on your end.

 

Keep me posted, and we'll take it from there!


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