At my work we share a very large dropbox folder, which is too large to sync entirely to my SSD. I was quite happy to see the online-only / download on demand syncing introduced, and I set the entire thing up to be available on demand only which works fine.
There is one major annoyance however. If i bring up a search dialog in windows and start looking for an app, as you're typing it will find a lot of suggestions amongst which are lots of files in the dropbox folder. Eventhough I don't try to access these files, dropbox will start downloading them as soon as they come up in the search.
This means that if I type the word mp4 in my search dialog, dropbox immediatly starts syncing ALL mp4's in the enormous dropbox folder we have.
Is there any known way to prevent this from happening?
Hi Sanchez, thanks for the response:
- I'm using a fully updated windows 10, thats build 1803, 17134.45
- The behaviour started when enabling the online-only sync option
- There has been a recent update, the april creators update by microsoft, but it started before then
- I'm using the search that comes up when you press the windows button, which is a system wide app/people/file search
- I'm runing 48.4.58, doesn't dropbox auto update to new versions? gonna try that 49 release and will report back here
I can confirm this problem still occurs on 49.4.68
Steps to reproduce:
- Upload any file with mp3 extension to dropbox
- Sync this file to your local pc using online-only 'lazy' sync
- Press windows key to bring up search dialog
- type 'mp3' to make this file come up in the search results
- Watch as dropbox downloaded the file without having clicked on it / requested it
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