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Syncing everything everytime I start the computer

I am currently sharing dropbox with two other users but using my computer to store all of the files locally. The problem is that dropbox syncs every single file (700.000 +) everytime I start up the computer.

 

Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Super User II

Re: Syncing everything everytime I start the computer

Do you mean its 'Indexing' all of the files upon start up? When you mouse over the icon thats what it will say?

If so you cant change or stop that I'm afraid. This is Dropbox checking whats on the machine and that everything matches what Dropbox has online to work out what files have changed and what needs updating.

 


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Level 3

Re: Syncing everything everytime I start the computer

Right now it's not indexing, It says that it's downloading 248,001 Files

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Super User II

Re: Syncing everything everytime I start the computer

When you shut the machine down on an evening has it finished downloading everything?

 


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Level 3

Re: Syncing everything everytime I start the computer

not every time, but it has finished the entire download quite a few times.

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Re: Syncing everything everytime I start the computer

Hi there, firstly, since you have more than 300,000 files, the Dropbox desktop application performance would decrease, so this could be a reason why it’s needing to index and sync again.

Are there any amendments being made online? Since the files are shared it’s possible that they’re moving the files from one location to another.

Let us know what you find out!



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Re: Syncing everything everytime I start the computer

The amendments that are made is by the other two users in their separate computers, but most often one file at a time. We've only been using dropbox like this for about a month, but the first two weeks there was no problem at all. Also the constant resyncing is only happening on my computer.

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Dropboxer

Re: Syncing everything everytime I start the computer

Apologies for the delay, are you still experiencing this issue on your end with the re-syncing?



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