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Re: Upload has been stuck saying "1 sec left" for hours

Re: Upload has been stuck saying "1 sec left" for hours

JTendy
Explorer | Level 4

Trying for the fifth time to upload a 30mb file. Horrible.

Re: Upload has been stuck saying "1 sec left" for hours

Chris_J
Super User

did you try using the Desktop Client?  that would a sure way to get your files uploaded. Also, have you tried another browser?


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Re: Upload has been stuck saying "1 sec left" for hours

troy99
New member | Level 2

Same issue here using the latest version of Firefox.

I'm not using the app because the app is being used by a different account on this computer.  We should be able to use Firefox, please fix.

Re: Upload has been stuck saying "1 sec left" for hours

Cbrewer914
New member | Level 2
Hey man. So I've had this same issue all the time. I find the best solution is to upload a very small single file. Preferably under 1gb. If you have a small photo this works great. That file should go through no problem and it seems to unlock dropbox and the rest of your files should now upload just fine. Hope this helps for anyone having the same problem.

Re: Upload has been stuck saying "1 sec left" for hours

brew13
New member | Level 2

It would be really great if Dropbox would just fix this issue. Enough of us are having trouble with this continually. It's very frustrating. Any updates Dropbox?

Re: Upload has been stuck saying "1 sec left" for hours

JTendy
Explorer | Level 4

Files I tried to send were all under 60mb. Constantly refreshing page. Tried different browsers on Mac and PC. 50% failure rate.

Re: Upload has been stuck saying "1 sec left" for hours

jakej
New member | Level 2

This happens more than half the time with large files. I think it might be time to ditch dropbox.

Re: Upload has been stuck saying "1 sec left" for hours

huyness
Helpful | Level 6
I just got a new Mac mini m1 with Big Sur and this still happens on Firefox with no add ons installed. The problem does not occur on safari. Is anyone at Dropbox paying attention ?

Re: Upload has been stuck saying "1 sec left" for hours

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hey peeps, thanks for reaching out to us. 

 

@jakej, have you tried uploading the files from another browser by any chance? 

 

Also, @huyness, could you also try adding the files from an incognito window? 

 

If you're still having trouble with this, temporarily close any third party security apps and antivirus that could be affecting this and try again. 


Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Upload has been stuck saying "1 sec left" for hours

childgrove
New member | Level 2

It's 2020-12-12, and we at GEMS have this same problem. We're using an account with a 2TB limit, uploading over a 5G internet connection from a Windows 10 Lenovo laptop. Two of three 2GB files uploaded just fine. The third hangs, with "1 [eternal] second to go." What gives, and how to correct this?

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