Can I free up Dropbox storage space by moving files out of the folder?

Drsunil V May 28, 2014
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Can Dropbox storage space be ‘increased’ if the files on a target PC are moved to a location other than ‘Dropbox’ folder?

I’m asking this question because Dropbox got full. I would like to get free space by moving files, after cloud syncing, to a certain PC. Can this be done? Or would the files to be moved, from the source device, take the place of emptied space?

Either way, can free space be regained whether files are moved, either to the source or target device?

  1. Oron J
    May 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Of course. Only what is in the dropbox folder is counted towards your quota. Moving files out of the folder will free up space, but will obviously also mean that those files will not be synchronised/backed up.

  2. Rajaa C
    May 28, 2014 at 5:01 am

    You have to remove the files or folders from DropBox.

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 14, 2014 at 9:26 am