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Originally Posted by spetzie
Well im new to dropbox as ive never had a need for it before but now i would like to use it. I have the basics down pat but one thing i want to know is if you place a file in dropbox on your pc, does that file take up space on your phone? This may be a stupid question but i would really like to find out.
Thanks in advance
There is no such thing as a stupid question. It's the replies saying you are stupid which are stupid.
As to your question, fear not.... Any file you upload from your PC or any other device is not held on your phone.
All files are uploaded to the 'Cloud' and in this case it is Dropbox.
Files in the cloud can be viewed on many different machines but viewing is all you would be doing.
To get the file on to your phone you would have to download the file from Dropbox to your phone.
There are many ways you can do this but I personally prefer using a File Manager such as 'Solid Explorer' which can be set up to show/download all files in your Dropbox account.
.........I don't always get your questions right.... but you'll certainly know I've tried.
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