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Old Mar 13, 2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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A question about Dropbox?

I want to clear some files to free up some space on my hard drive. Can I do this by uploading files to my dropbox folder and deleting the files on my hard drive?

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Are the files in my dropbox located on dropbox servers as well as my hard drive? Which means, I can't free up space simply by uploading files to dropbox?
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 08:34 PM   #2
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The second one. They are in both places, but synced, change or delete one and it changes the other.
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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The second one. They are in both places, but synced, change or delete one and it changes the other.
Unless you use Selective Sync. (Preferences -> Advanced -> Selective Sync) to keep some folders only in the cloud.

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Unless you use Selective Sync. (Preferences -> Advanced -> Selective Sync) to keep some folders only in the cloud.

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Old Mar 13, 2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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try to unlink your dropbox app on your computer. then manually upload files on the cloud thru a browser. then if you need to access files just login to your dropbox account. downside is you need to download everytime and upload if you make changes.
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You can upload through a browser to use Dropbox as a backup for files you want to delete from your hard drive. That's what I always do anyway, the app just caused me headaches and the browser interface is actually very nice.
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