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    My team used dropbox for file storage. My dropbox account says the storage area is full. I would like to use this account for other projects now that CAPE 10 has ended. If I delete what is in the dropbox, am I nuking everything for everyone, or is it just my account that will be empty (my intention)?
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    Inform everyone on your team of your intention, to allow them to make their last backups, and when done wipe it.

    If it goes missing, I am sure you would have a back-up, right?

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    Just delete the folder and not the individual files and it shouldn't affect them. It's backed up on the dropbox server which you can access through their website as well.
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    no you're fucking wrong macrae dont do that.

    guh. you go onto the dropbox site and unsubscribe from that folder.
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    no you're fucking wrong macrae dont do that.

    guh. you go onto the dropbox site and unsubscribe from that folder.
    Yeah... What Brendo said.

    Currently Dropbox is set so that anyone sharing the folders have full read/write capabilities. The ability for the owner of the folder to set restrictions (ie. read-only) has been talked about, but I have no idea when it would be implemented. So basically deleting files or folders that are shared will result in the deletion being sync'd with anyone else whose sharing it.

    Here's a link that may be of use for CloseToTheEdge:
    http://www.dropbox.com/help/163

    As a bit of a side note: The ability for the owner of the folder to set restrictions (ie. read-only) has been talked about, but I have no idea when it would be implemented. I wish I could set permissions though... I have this conversation with bands at least twice a week: "Dude, you deleted our mixes." "No, your dumbass bass player dragged the folder onto their desktop even after I explained to you guys a bazillion times not to do that." "Oh, ok, can you put them back up?" "Talk to your bass player, it's 1:30 in the morning and I'm trying to sleep."
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    As a bit of a side note: The ability for the owner of the folder to set restrictions (ie. read-only) has been talked about, but I have no idea when it would be implemented. I wish I could set permissions though... I have this conversation with bands at least twice a week: "Dude, you deleted our mixes." "No, your dumbass bass player dragged the folder onto their desktop even after I explained to you guys a bazillion times not to do that." "Oh, ok, can you put them back up?" "Talk to your bass player, it's 1:30 in the morning and I'm trying to sleep."
    Yeah that's why I use the public folder option for some clients. Apparently I'm a fucking idiot though, so maybe that's a terrible thing to do.
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    Thanks, I backed it up, but it seemed like a destructive process so I thought I'd ask (what a concept!).

    I'll do what Brendo suggested.

    Provided I can figure it out.

    Thanks! I appreciate the help.
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    Default Re: Dropbox question

    My team used dropbox for file storage. My dropbox account says the storage area is full. I would like to use this account for other projects now that CAPE 10 has ended. If I delete what is in the dropbox, am I nuking everything for everyone, or is it just my account that will be empty (my intention)?
    You can always unsubscribe / leave the folder in question from your browser. It will prompt you to choose whether or not the other people sharing the same folder are allowed to keep the content or remove it.

    Having started using Dropbox, I found myself running into this problem all the time, especially once others started adding files to shared folders. $100 for the year for 100GB of storage is a well-worth investment for a great product!

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