tl;dr The status reads as syncing but it seems extremely slow and there don't seem to be any actually changes to all my files.
I'm running DB on High Sierra.
I recently reached my accounts limit so I removed some files from my DB folder. It seemed I was so over the limit that I couldn't delete(?) so I also deleted these files from DB online. Still nothing was happening, despite restarting DB, restarting my computer etc.
I tried running an advanced reinstal, following instructions on this page:
but when I try pasting the commands into Terminal, it claims no such folder exists, despite other terminal commands finding the same folder no problem.
I'm pasting the following (my DB folder is on an external HD, which is named Gus):
sudo chown -R "$USER" “/Volumes/Gus/Dropbox”
I tried with and without quotations but get the same: "no such directory exists". But if I type
cd /Volumes/Gus/Dropbox it gets in there no problem.
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I have the same problem, it is on MAC OS Catalina, which is beta at this stage, but it is coming in a month, so wanted to give yuo a heads-on... its been syncing for a week now, all I have is 3.5 Gb.
Yes, the OS you're running isn't currently a fully tested or supported environment for the desktop app and, while we support a variety of OSes, we are unable to support these versions until they are officially classified as stable.
Nonetheless, you can always contact our Support team for a more in-depth look using our internal tools.
If you have any other questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to get back to us. Cheers!
I have the same issue. I run two different usernames and sync different files on each. I recently had to remove some files from DB because it never uploaded a large file for a job, on Profile 2; it cost me its publishing because of delay (4 full days to upload 1 Gb but also because of poor internet bandwith) so when back home with my usual fast internet, moved my files back to DB, I get 130K files which havent uploaded at all - not a single one - for over 10 days now. On the other hand, my other user (Profile 1) has DB updated just fine. How do I deal with this?
Thanks! Pedro from Rio, Brazil.
Hey @embauba, thanks for reaching out to us and sorry to hear about your experience.
Could you let me know what the Dropbox icon says when you hover over it, on the profile that you're having trouble with?
Let me know what you find, cheers!
I'm having the same issue. All my files are synced, but the app says it's syncing 5 files for weeks now. I'm pretty sure I don't have any filmes so large that could take so long to sync. Any new files added to the folder are synced normally.
I'm using a PC with Windows 10, with a 1Tb Seagate Barracuda HDD (Dropbox is installed in the secondary disk, D:)
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