This morning, when I turned on my laptop, it had an odd gray screen.
I did hard reboot (lloooooong hold on power button)
It started up fine.
B U T . . .
About 1 tb of files had been deleted in dropbox.
Well, my main data drive on my desktop at home has all the files, and it had gotten unplugged soemhow (it's an external drive).
So, I went to Dropbox online, restored the deleted files, plugged in my data drive and Dropbox says t will be two days to restore all the data! Yipes!
The last time something happened with Dropbox, I got nailed with an $80 data overage per dady fee by my ISP.
Sigh . . .
Any thoughts on how to fix this deletion without killing my wallet?
My only thought is to disable my internet, make sure that 'Sync over LAN' is ON on all of my computers, and let it run. But, I fear that the date stamps may be wrong or somesuch, necessitating a full download anyway!
Yes, I have the entire external drive with ALL of it's contents running happily now.
As noted, there was a strange gray screen on my laptop at roughly the same time, so I don't know which may have been the culprit.
MY CONCERN is that when I hook up my external (Dropbox) drive to my computer, the computer reports that it will be downloading 750,000 files and uploading 90,000 (round numbers), and will run (variously reported as it grinds away) up to 3 days.
Is there anyway to get around this or am I just stuck with letting it work away in the backgroud all day/night/day/night, etc.?