I have the exact same problem as many others with Dropbox sticking with "2+day syncing". Daphne kindly posted the solution below, but I can't get it to work. When I hold down the space bar (in windows 10) absolutely nothing happens; I see no options anywhere for "Fix hard links" or "Fix permissions".
My assistant has the same problem and gets the same result We are both on Win10.
What am I missing?? Thank you
If none of your top level folders are showing this icon, then I'd suggest trying the steps below to see if that resolves the "Syncing" status for you:
- Click the Dropbox icon in your system tray/menu bar.
- Click the profile pic/initials icon in the top right of the window.
- Choose "Preferences..."
- Go to the "Account" tab.
- While holding the Alt+H keys (Windows/Linux) or Option/Alt key (Mac), click "Fix Hardlinks".
If this doesn't resolve the issue, please follow the steps again and instead click "Fix permissions".
I hope this helps, let me know how it goes!