When you accidentally delete sensitive files from your Dropbox account, you may think you’ve deleted them permanently. Anyhow, the files remain in a hidden cache folder on your hard drive for emergency backup. You can easily restore the deleted files from Dropbox Cache or simply clear it to have more space.

The cache folder is automatically cleared after every three days. However, in case you are required to permanently remove sensitive files from your system, then you can clear the cache manually. Read this article to know how you can clear Dropbox cache to free up unnecessarily occupied space with ease.

Clear Dropbox Cache On Windows

  • Open File Explorer by clicking on the Start button> My Computer OR press Start + R on the keyboard
  • Then click on C Drive>User>Username>Dropbox>.dropbox.cache or copy-paste the following path on file directory:%HOMEPATH%\Dropbox\.dropbox.cache
  • This will directly take you to the Dropbox cache folder
  • Delete all the cache files to free up your space

If you have multiple accounts linked to the same desktop, then the name of each account will appear in parentheses or ” (Personal),” depending on the type of account. For example, if you want to clear the cache of multi Dropbox accounts, then copy-paste the following path:

%HOMEPATH%\Dropbox (Organization)\.dropbox.cache.

Clear Dropbox Cache On Mac

  • Open the Finder, click on Go> Go to folder…, OR press Shift + Command + G from the keyboard
  • A dialog box will appear
  • Copy-paste the following path to the dialog box and press the return key: ~/Dropbox/.dropbox.cache
  • This will directly take you to the Dropbox cache folder
  • Delete all the cache files to free up your space

The names of the accounts you have linked to a Mac desktop will appear in parentheses or “(Personal),” depending on the account type. For example, if you want to clear the cache of multi Dropbox accounts on Mac, then copy-paste the following path:

~/Dropbox(Organization)/.dropbox.cache

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