Dropbox is a cloud storage service available for both individuals and teams. Unfortunately, you may receive the Dropbox is full message from time to time. How to free up space on Dropbox? Keep reading this guide on MiniTool Website to get the answer.

Your Dropbox Is Full and No Longer Syncing

Dropbox is a free cloud storage service that enables you to store and share photos, documents, and videos with others. However, you may encounter some common Dropbox issues such as Dropbox full, Dropbox not syncing, Dropbox icon missing, Dropbox error 413 and more.

In this guide, we will discuss how to solve the Dropbox is full issue and how to free up more space on Dropbox. Let’s jump into it right now.

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How to Fix Dropbox Is Full on Windows 10/11?

Fix 1: Delete Unwanted Files

There might be some unnecessary files in Dropbox if you use it for a long time. In this case, the easiest way is to delete these unnecessary files to save more storage space.

Step 1. Visit https://www.dropbox.com/home and sign into it.

Step 2. Tap on All files > scroll down to find the files you don’t want to leave > and tick them to choose Delete.

Fix 2: Remove All Files in the Deleted Files Section

Usually, the deleted files in Dropbox will be kept in the Deleted Files section for 30 days. These files can occupy some storage space of Dropbox. Here’s how to delete them:

Step 1. Go to the official website of Dropbox and log into your account.

Step 2. Go to All files > Deleted files to show all the deleted files on your account > tick all the files > hit Permanently delete. If Dropbox is full after deleting files, please move to the next solution.

hit Permanently delete

Fix 3: Clear Dropbox Cache

If there are too many cache files stored in Dropbox, you will also get the Dropbox is full message. If this is the case, removing these cache files might be a good way to fix Dropbox is full.

Step 1. Press Win + E altogether to launch File Explorer.

Step 2. Locate to the Dropbox folder (the default path is: Local Disk (C:) > Users > Admin > Dropbox) and open it. If you find this folder is empty, click on View and tick Hidden items to show all the invisible contents.

tick Hidden items

Step 3. Open the .dropbox.cache folder > press Ctrl + A to select all the files > right-click on them to choose Delete.

Step 4. Open Recycle Bin to delete these files again.

Fix 4: Refer a Friend

If you reach the storage limit of Dropbox, you can share an invite link with your friends to get bonus storage space. If he or she downloads Dropbox via this link, both you and your friend will get extra storage space for free.

Step 1. Go to Dropbox’s official website and click on the Profile icon in the top-right corner to select Settings.

Step 2. Under the Refer a friend section, click on Copy to copy the invite link and send it to your friend. Also, you can enter your friend’s email address and hit Send to send your invite link to him or her automatically.

Refer a friend

  • For a basic account, you can earn 500 MB of space for each friend you refer to Dropbox and earn up to 16 GB through referrals.
  • For a plus, family, or professional account, you can get 1 GB for each friend you refer to Dropbox and the referral limit is 32 GB.

Fix 5: Tell Dropbox Why You Like It

Another way to get storage space for free is telling Dropbox why you love it. You just need to: go to Get more space > hit Tell us why you love Dropbox > type the descriptions > click on Send to Dropbox. Then, you will get another 125 MB.

type your description

Fix 6: Upgrade Dropbox Plan

Another way to get more storage space is to upgrade the Dropbox plan. You can choose to pay monthly or yearly as per your economic state.

Step 1. Run the Dropbox app on your desktop and click on the Profile icon to choose Upgrade.

Step 2. Now, you can choose the plan according to your needs.

upgrade Dropbox plan

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Suggestion: Sync Your Files via MiniTool ShadowMaker

In view of cloud storage cost, syncing files in the local is more economical. To sync files to your computer, another sync software – MiniTool ShadowMaker is also pretty reliable. This program is known as a piece of professional backup software and it supports different backup types such as full backup, incremental backup, differential backup, and automatic backup on Windows 11/10/8/7.

At the same time, the Sync feature in MiniTool ShadowMaker is also excellent. With this feature, you can sync your files to an external hard drive, USB flash drive, network drive, NAS and more. Let’s see how to sync files with it:

Step 1. Download this free tool and launch it.

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Step 2. In the Sync page, press SOURCE to tick all the files you need to sync. Go to DESTINATION to choose a destination path for the synced files.

 the Sync page

Step 3. Either click on Sync Now to start the process right now or delay the sync task by hitting Sync Later. You can see the delayed task in the Manage page.

Wrapping Things up

All in all, you can resolve Dropbox is full easily with the solutions listed above. If you come up with better methods, welcome to share us in the comment zone. For any further queries about MiniTool ShadowMaker, don’t hesitate to contact us via [email protected].   

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