How to remove a (big) shared folder from the Dropbox while keeping access to it


I have some big folders on Dropbox that other people shared with me. They are a place for sharing files, and they constantly grow bigger and bigger. I'd like to avoid keeping them in my own Dropbox (I don't care about offline access and auto-sync, and I do care about free space in my Dropbox), but still have access to them when I need something.

How do I do it? 🙂

Best Answer

Request that your contacts share their content to you via a link. This can be done by logging into the web app, at, like so:

Share a folder in Dropbox

This will allow you to access their content via a browser, while keeping your Dropbox storage unused.