The dropbox app tells me that it's synchronizing over 6 million files and uploading more than 400,000. But according to a terminal 'find' listing, I only have 592988 files in my Dropbox folder. It then gets stuck at synchronizing, and the count of files to be synchronized and uploaded never changes.
I have tried repairing permissions within the Dropbox app, fixing hardlinks, doing an advanced re-install, and I have made sure that I don't have any symbolic links inside my Dropbox folder either. None of this works.
I suspect it has something to do with the account or files because this problem occurs on both my computers - Laptop and iMac. I'm on a very fast university internet connection and the iMac is the most high-powered 2018 model so I don't think it's a computing resource issue.
Hey @Mark M.122, I hope you're having a good day so far!
It could be due to the number of files that you're trying to sync, as the performance of the desktop app can sometime start to degrade after 300,000 files.
While this does highly depend in the OS and hardware specifications, I'd suggest trying to use selective sync to try and reduce the initial syncing load on the desktop app.
In this case, you can try unlinking the desktop app so that you can apply the selective sync settings from the "Advanced settings" while setting up the app before it syncs.
If the files have been moved to the Dropbox folder to be uploaded and haven't yet been synced to your account, then you can move these back out of the Dropbox folder to see if the sync progresses before adding them back.
Since you've tried quite a few steps already, can you please try the above?