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piegem
New member | Level 2
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This is what I use:

Dropbox Used Disk Space:
Size: 79,1 MB (82.960.660 bytes)
Size on disk: 86,9 MB (91.201.536 bytes)
Contains: 3.499 Files, 16 Folders

 

This is what Dropbox says:

Using 7.59 GB of 5.5 GB storage

 

It suggest I either make room by deleting files or increase my paid subscription.
How is it possible with only using less then 90 MB?

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Rich
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@piegem wrote:

Using 7.59 GB of 5.5 GB storage ... How is it possible with only using less then 90 MB?


Have you checked your backups page?

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Rich
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@piegem wrote:

Using 7.59 GB of 5.5 GB storage ... How is it possible with only using less then 90 MB?


Have you checked your backups page?

piegem
New member | Level 2
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Thanks Rich, deleting the 7.5GB backup file did the trick!
Thanks!
I never knew I was backing something up to Dropbox.

Brian Hardy
New member | Level 2
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Users with a similar symptom may simply be being misled by the system being slow to update the reported storage in use. After deleting most of my files, Dropbox was reporting, after I clicked on my initials icon (between the bell icon and 'Upgrade'), that I was “Using 1.49 GB of 2 GB storage”. However, if after clicking on my initials icon I then clicked on 'Manage account', it showed a much lower and presumably correct amount of storage in use. After uploading 1.3 GB it was showing 2 GB if I only clicked on the icon, but by the next morning it was correctly showing 1.4 GB. So, always refer to the storage reported by 'Manage account' for an up-to-date amount.

 

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