How many files can I store in my Dropbox?
The number of files you can store in your Dropbox is only limited by the amount of online storage space in your Dropbox account. You can always upgrade your account if you need more storage.
Please note, however, that Dropbox's performance may start to decline when you store above 300,000 files. At that point you may observe some slowness. We're always working to optimize Dropbox to better handle accounts with unusually large numbers of files, so be sure to download the latest version of the desktop app.
Additional information on file numbers and account performance
The performance of the Dropbox application can decline if you have more than 300,000 files. This is a soft limit and depends highly on the hardware specifications of the computer running the Dropbox application. Some customers are able to have more files without issue. As a hard rule, we recommend never having more than 1 million files on any single computer.
If this appears to be causing syncing issues, you can use Selective Sync to select only certain files to sync to your computer, but still have them on the Dropbox website and on other computers.
- Note: This limit is related to the number of files, not to their size.
- Note: Dropbox accounts with a large number of files may take longer to sync. A delay in syncing or a prolonged sync is not necessarily a sign of a problem.
- Learn more about Selective Sync.
- Learn how to help Dropbox sync faster by adjusting your bandwidth settings.