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Recover disk space used by hidden Dropbox files
Authored by: wallybear on Mar 04, '12 12:25:10PM

The .dropbox.cache folder keeps a backup of the latest modified files, to enable you to recover a previous version of changed files.
It is updated daily, so usually you don't need to clean this folder: in the worst case the space-eating files will be deleted after two days.



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Recover disk space used by hidden Dropbox files
Authored by: auntchilada on Mar 04, '12 01:39:57PM

au contraire, mon frere...


auntie@bratbox:.dropbox.cache $ ls -gSh
total 167296
-rw-r--r-- 1 staff 25M Mar 18 2010 dropbox-darwin-update-0.7.110.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 staff 4.0M Feb 2 21:40 4uIMgiA5YwVUuXjwCLQ57x_7CPmQul9tLWoEmw3XLZA
-rw-r--r-- 1 staff 4.0M Feb 9 16:26 bT4CnZRipt8B5APST1YpGdbdf3ac8sbvIaVg0JkF_78
-rw-r--r-- 1 staff 4.0M Feb 17 09:54 QqEAxWspbEfj5IL61huTxZPGE-AXW8CmbuUo-3dNzRI
-rw-r--r-- 1 staff 4.0M Feb 9 16:26 rX5ONHIIqNVyTPDMjjItc5ly5tX2AlgFNetsMrD6fys



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Recover disk space used by hidden Dropbox files
Authored by: kirkmc on Mar 05, '12 12:09:50AM

It saves files for there days, but I have seen - as the other poster points out - files that sometimes don't get deleted.

I realized this, as I said in the hint, one day when there was 8 GB in that folder, and there was almost no disk space on my MacBook Air. On my desktop Mac, this wouldn't be a problem, as there's plenty of disk space.

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