Dropbox is stuck trying to sync node_modules. If I hover over the icon it says indexing node_modules. If I open it up, it says Syncing node_modules. The Sync Queue permanantly says "Checking one file" with an animation. It has been like this for days now and won't ever finish syncing. I have excluded some of the node_modules folders I used recently to see if that helps, but it has not. I have rebooted several times. I upgraded to the latest Dropbox client. Nothing helps. If I knew which node_modules folder it was stuck on, I would just remove it, but there are probably over a thousand of those on my system. How can I get the path to the file it is stuck trying to sync so I can get it to finally get caught back up?
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These are reasonable solutions except that I think I have about 1,000 node_modules folders on my system. If we just find the top level ones, there are still hundreds. It's stuck on one of those. If I knew the path, rather than just the directory name, I could fix that one and not feel I have to manually ignore hundreds of these folders to find that one. Even better, why is it so hard to create a simple way to ignore a directory with a given name?
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