Dropbox On Mac Taking Up Space

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Hello everyone and please who ever can help because I'm really lost here.

  1. Dropbox Still Taking Up Space On Mac
  2. Dropbox On Mac Taking Up Space Mac

With Dropbox Smart Sync, you can easily free up space on your computer by moving files and folders off your local hard drive's storage while keeping them in the cloud instead. Best of all, you still have access to your files without having to uninstall programs, delete files to free space, or lug around an external storage hard drive. Syncing with Dropbox. Sync is the process by which your content is synchronized (synced) between.


Ok so this is the situation - I have Uploaded 3 main files to Dropbox (2 as backups of my photos and video's) and one which is the main file i work out of. i have selected selective sync on the Photo and video files (about 500GB together) and they have been removed from the dropbox file as expected. the problem is that they still are taking up space on my hard drive as its almost full and i don't know where the files are or whats even happening! Are they invisible and if so how can i delete these to get my space back???


So anyone who might know the solution or can help to get it i would really appreciate it thank you.



Also i heard that it might be due to symlinked files or something like this but i dont even know what that is.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014), macOS High Sierra (10.13.2), null

Posted on Jan 9, 2018 1:46 PM

iCloud Drive FAQ - https://support.apple.com/HT201104 - iCloud Drive lets you securely access all of your documents from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Windows PC.


Rationale behind iCloud storage - Jan 2016 - https://discussions.apple.com/message/29713224#29713224 - 'iCloud is not archival storage. It is not designed to be place to store your content off-device. That's what Dropbox or LiveDrive does better.

It is designed to easily sync your content between multiple devices. Photos, contacts, calendars, music and so on is accessible from whatever device you want in near real time. This is possible because iCloud is the place content is sent to and received from. An intermediate step. Not a destination, but a step along the way.'

Dropbox Still Taking Up Space On Mac

Dropbox On Mac Taking Up Space


iCloud Deconstructed - https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-12002


If you need extra storage for your files buy a hard drive.


Dropbox On Mac Taking Up Space Mac

Jan 15, 2019 12:29 PM