By Zoey twitter/ Last Updated February 3, 2023

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Why is Dropbox saying I don't have enough space?


I currently have used 4.32GB out of 5.25GB in my Dropbox account. I received an email saying 'Notice: **, your files will stop syncing soon. Your Dropbox storage is reaching maximum capacity.' Adding one more file could fill up your account—and keep you from syncing and accessing your files when you need them. What exactly does this mean? I don't think having 0.93GB remaining in my Dropbox account is anywhere near 'reaching maximum capacity'.

- Question from the Dropbox Community

Dropbox Storage Reaching Maximum

Do you encounter the same situation: receiving an email with "Your Dropbox storage is reaching maximum capacity"? When have received such an email but you store files continuously, you will get the “your Dropbox is full” error message. It is also possible that there is still enough cloud storage in your Dropbox account. For each situation, we prepared different solutions. Please read on to get them.

How to get more Dropbox storage

If there is not sufficient Dropbox storage in your account, you need to free up space on Dropbox to get more available space. There are some ways to do it. Some of them are paid while others are free. You can select a suitable option according to your need.

Way 1. Delete unimportant files on Dropbox

A direct way to free up Dropbox space is to delete some unimportant files and folders in your account. You can remove them on the Dropbox website or the desktop client. Here are easy guides:

  • On the Dropbox official web page, go to the All files section. Then you can choose some files or folders that you do not need anymore, and press Delete.

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  • On the Dropbox desktop app, go to the Dropbox folder. Likewise, choose some unimportant files or folders, then right-click on them to choose Delete.

Delete Files Dropbox App

Way 2. Delete shared folder in Dropbox

Sometimes, your personal files do not take up too much storage but there may be some shared folders in your Dropbox account. Once members of shared folders upload files to this folder, it will take up your Dropbox storage. So if you do not need them, you can go to All files in Dropbox to delete shared folders.

Way 3. Upgrade Dropbox plan

Maybe all data in your Dropbox account is significant and you need Dropbox extra storage for more data. For this, the most direct method is to upgrade your Dropbox plan by paying for an advanced plan. Just click on the Upgrade option to choose a subscription plan with larger cloud storage when you are told that your Dropbox is full.

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Way 4. Get free Dropbox storage in Dropbox bonuses

There are some chances for you to get free Dropbox storage. If you have some spare time, you can try them to increase your Dropbox storage.

  • Once you finish 5 steps on the Get Started page, Dropbox will give you 250MB free cloud storage.

Dropbox Get Started

  • You can also go to Personal account > Plan. Then you can see the Invite a friend option, which means if you invite a friend to sign up successfully, you will get 0.5GB Dropbox storage. At most, you can invite 32 friends to get 16GB Dropbox maximum free storage.

Invite a Friend

  • You can get another 125MB free cloud storage on the Get more space page. All you need to do is choose Tell us why you love Dropbox to give them some feedback.

Tell Why You Love Dropbox

Way 5. Increase Dropbox storage by merging multiple accounts

Without paying and complex steps, there is an easy way to increase Dropbox storage for free - using a cloud backup service called CBackup. There is a combine cloud storage feature in it, which allows you to merge multiple or even unlimited cloud drive accounts into a combined cloud with larger cloud storage.

You will find that there are many shining points in CBackup.

● You can choose any cloud drive account to merge, even if they come from different cloud drive platforms like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.
● Once you have a combined cloud, you can back up files to combined cloud via CBackup directly.

Let’s see how to get more Dropbox storage for free with CBackup:

1. First, download and install the CBackup desktop application on your computer. Sign up for a new account and log into it on the client.

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2. Click on the Storage button. Choose Dropbox and click on Authorize Now. You can choose other cloud drive accounts to merge with your Dropbox account as well.

Select Dropbox

3. In the Storage section, press + Add Combined Cloud.

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4. Select the cloud storage accounts that you want to merge and click on Next. You can determine the order of these cloud drive accounts, then choose Combine. Then you have a combined cloud with larger cloud storage now.

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★ Notes: As a professional cloud service, CBackup has many valuable features for backup and sync.
Backup or sync data from computer to cloud: In CBackup, you can create backup or sync tasks from computer to mainstream cloud drives like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.
Cloud to cloud sync or backup: Without switching to different cloud service platforms, you can sync or backup files between any two cloud drive accounts on one interface directly.
Free 10GB cloud storage: If you need more cloud storage, you can use the 10GB free cloud storage in CBackup Cloud.

Your Dropbox says reaching maximum capacity but not: 3 fixes

Sometimes, you find that Dropbox says full but not. Maybe your Dropbox storage has not been updated. If you meet such an issue, you can consider trying the following 3 fixes.

Fix 1. Restart Dropbox

Restarting Dropbox is a solution that can solve many Dropbox errors like Dropbox not working, Dropbox files not showing up, and more. Fortunately, it will work for the situation you meet.

Before restarting Dropbox, please Quit Dropbox completely.

Quit Dropbox

After that, restart your Dropbox to see if the storage returns to normal.

Fix 2. Relink your Dropbox account

You can also try unlinking and relinking your Dropbox account to update your storage space. Here is the easy guideline:

1. In Dropbox, click on the settings icon > Preferences.

Dropbox Preferences

2. Choose the Account icon to Unlink this computer, then click OK.

Unlink Dropbox Account

3. Finally, run the Dropbox client to log into your account again.

Fix 3. Reinstall the Dropbox application

In addition, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the latest version of the Dropbox application to solve the Dropbox error.

Go to the Start menu > Settings. Click on Apps & features under Apps. Locate Dropbox here and click it to choose Uninstall.

Uninstall Dropbox

After the uninstalling process finishes, go to the Dropbox website to download and install the latest version of Dropbox.

The bottom line

Now, you have known some effective solutions when you receive messages saying your Dropbox storage is reaching maximum capacity. If you do run out of Dropbox storage, please free up or increase storage in your account. If you still have enough storage, please try some useful solutions in the article.

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