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Dropbox
« on: Saturday 05 August 23 19:10 BST (UK) »
I have Dropbox Basic and it's been storing all my files and folders.
I have had a message to say my limit is up and need to upgrade.
I can manage without lots of the stuff stored so have deleted it without losing it from my Pc.
Now I find that deleting it from Dropbox won't release space.
This is after messing around with it all day 😉

Just wondering if I can delete the current Dropbox account and open another one, then be more selective in what I store.

Alternatively is there another free storage system with more space than Dropbox.

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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 August 23 19:24 BST (UK) »
I have Dropbox Basic and it's been storing all my files and folders.
I have had a message to say my limit is up and need to upgradeÖ

Just giving you reading material until someone pops in who actually knows what they are doing  ;D

When Iíve deleted things from my iPad, it has taken a day or more to show that there is additional space.  I wonder if the same could be true for Dropbox?  Might it stay in a cache until it is routinely permanently deleted?

I hope Iíve given folks a good laugh with my thoughts on the subject.  ;D
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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 August 23 20:12 BST (UK) »
Alternatively is there another free storage system with more space than Dropbox.

Yes. Currently I'm using Icedrive (up to 10GB free) and Ionos HiDrive (not free, but around 4p/day for 100GB).

Note that I only do manual backups, as I signed up for these when I had much slower broadband and I've never felt the need for automatic syncing. I think both of them do have an automatic option, but don't take my word for it if that's what you need.
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Re: Dropbox
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 August 23 11:59 BST (UK) »
I've just got rid of a load of stuff from my free Dropbox and now have a lot less showing (59MB of 2TB !) at dropbox.com.

You have to get it to synchronise after you have deleted things from your Dropbox folder.
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