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Dropbox insane memory usage M1 Mac / Dropbox118.3.448

Dropbox insane memory usage M1 Mac / Dropbox118.3.448

realshompa
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Dropbox bug? on M1 Mac/macOS 11.2x/Dropbox 118.3.448.

 

 

Each finder windows/tab starts a new DropBoxFinderExtention process that takes 60meg memory. Since most Mac users do not reboot computers you can after a couple of days have 200+ dropbox processes that take over 60 meg each. Over 12 gig of real memory. 

Even if I quit dropbox, dropbox will create a new dropboxfinder extension process for each finder window.


For example. I have a finder with 5 tabs = dropbox thinks it's fun to create 5 processes.  I close the finder and open later a new finder window with 5 tabs. 5 more dropbox processes. Total 10.

 

Is this intentional? And how do I stop dropbox from creating new processes for each finder tab/window?  (the same "bug" exist on other sync application, so maybe a new process per finder tab is required thanks to macOS sandboxing. But why cant dropbox kill its process when a finder window is closed/the extension process not needed.

 

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Re: Dropbox insane memory usage M1 Mac / Dropbox118.3.448

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hi there @realshompa, let's see what we can do here. 

Could you try rebooting Finder by clicking on the Apple logo on the top left and selecting force quit? 

There should be an option to then choose Finder which you should then be able to relaunch afterwards. 

If that doesn't work, try rebooting your computer and let me know if that does the trick. 

Looking forward to hearing back from you!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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