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Permanently deleting files doesn't free up space??

nunchy
Explorer | Level 4

It says under deleting files that permanently deleting files "won't free up storage".  Question is, why not? and if that doesn't do it, what does? i do not have shared folders BTW. How can i free up space without having to buy more?

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Re: Permanently deleting files doesn't free up space??

Mark
Super User II

Deleted files dont use up quota, so, permanently deleting them makes no difference. 

 

The only way to get space back is to remove files from Dropbox - basically anything at www.dropbox.com/home is what uses your space. 


 


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Re: Permanently deleting files doesn't free up space??

Mark
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Deleted files dont use up quota, so, permanently deleting them makes no difference. 

 

The only way to get space back is to remove files from Dropbox - basically anything at www.dropbox.com/home is what uses your space. 


 


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Re: Permanently deleting files doesn't free up space??

nunchy
Explorer | Level 4

Thank you for your reply, and excuse my ignorance, but what is the difference between quota and space? 

Re: Permanently deleting files doesn't free up space??

Mark
Super User II

Nothing at all 🙂

 

Quota is simply how much you can store. Same as space.


 


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Re: Permanently deleting files doesn't free up space??

nunchy
Explorer | Level 4

Got it, thanks so much!

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