Hey @Scott_Y, welcome to the Dropbox Community.
Thanks for all the information included in your post, that definitely helps in having a better understanding of the behavior you're experiencing.
I've followed up with an email to the address associated with your Community profile.
When you have the chance, check your inbox for my latest message and we'll take it from there. Thanks!
Why is there not an actual answer on this thread?? Having this same issue - i have al 200GB of my data downloaded and synced up on 2 computers, and just today it randomly started doing this on one of them and not the other. What was the solution in the end?
Hi there @oliver-pt,
Thanks for checking in with us - I'd be more than happy to help look into this.
As a first step, you can check out if you're have the current stable version of the desktop app (82.4.156) by hovering over the Dropbox icon on your system tray or menu bar.
If you find that you have the beta version (which you can recognize from xx.3.xx instead of xx.4.xx), it means that you've opted in to Early Releases. In this case, you can uncheck the option from your account's settings online and then reinstall the desktop app.
If that doesn't do the trick for you though, please let me know and I'll make sure to get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!
@oliver-pt -- I agree, there is no solution posted here yet, even though the issue is marked "Solved."
I'll add a bit of information here in the hope it may help us collectively determine what the source of the problem is.
- I'm using Windows 7 64-bit, fully updated.
- I updated DB to the latest version (82.4.156), but that did not fix the issue.
- My DB folder contains no files, only symbolic links pointing outside the DB folder. So one interpretation is that DB is attempting to replace those links with the actual files.
... Clarification: I uninstalled version 82.4.155, verified that the Registry had no left-behind references to DB, and installed 82.4.156.
Hey @horider, thanks for nudging us on this thread and for the information! Definitely gives a better understanding of the behavior you're seeing.
I've followed up with a ticket to the email address connected to your Community profile.
Please check for my message and don't hesitate to get back to me there.
Looking forward to hearing back from you!
Hi there @tonyingram, sorry to hear that you're also having trouble with this.
To ensure that I have a solid understanding of what you're seeing, could you let me know:
Let me know what you find!
Same issue here: I am on Dropbox 85.4.155 for Mac (MacBook Pro on MacOS Mojave).
Every time I startup, it starts to synchronise a random (and high) number of files, even when in fact there would be nothing to synchronise.
My other Mac (iMac on MacOS Sierra), which has the same version (85.4.155) of Dropbox, has no issues at all.
Can you please help?
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