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  • Sugar3

    Started using dropbox and quickly filled up my free limit!! May seem like a silly question but can I then delete files on my internal hard drive?? and they will be still stored in Dropbox. Then if I sync dropbox will it still have them?

    I am only used to backing up my HDD on a My Book.

    • http://www.cloudproductivity.net Jeremy Roberts

      If you delete files from your hard drive (in the Dropbox folder), they will also be deleted from Dropbox. You can however, only synchronize certain folders that exist in your Dropbox account. So, you can have more folders in Dropbox than you have on your hard drive. But, if you’ve run out of space on your Dropbox account, this won’t help. If you’re using the free 2GB account, I’d be using it for critical files at first then other files. If you have a paid account, you can pretty much go nuts! I have my entire iPhoto database in Dropbox!

      • kari

        So here’s my question–I”m saving my iphotos to dropbox, and because your dropbox file basically takes up as much room as each of teh files, I’m running out of room to save photos. Can I delete the photos from my iphoto folder, and it will still be in dropbox?

        • http://www.cloudproductivity.net/ Jeremy Roberts

          Dropbox replicates whatever you have on your computer. So if you delete a file from iPhoto, it will also be deleted from Dropbox.

  • jeff

    hello, i’m one the dinosaurs from the old days, and i am about a 1 on the techno scale. i have dropbox and love it. sure i’m not using it to it’s full capacity. i popped a dvd into my computer to try to save /import to dropbox. didn’t work. any thoughts or guidance.remember folks, be gentle. thx. jeff

    • http://www.cloudproductivity.net/ Jeremy Roberts

      Hi jeff. It’s not really possible to “import a DVD” into dropbox. There are some other things that need to be done to “rip” the DVD to a single file first, that is, if it is a DVD movie. If the DVD is one you have created yourself and just contains photos and documents there should be no reason you can’t simply drag from the DVD contents into the Dropbox folder to copy everything to Dropbox. Remember, a typical DVD holds up to 4.8GB of data.

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