A question about Dropbox?

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  1. macrumors member

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    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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    r.j.s

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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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    balamw

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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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    r.j.s

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    I didn't even know about that option.
     
  5. macrumors member

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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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    0dev

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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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