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files have been syncing for days, but nothing happens

Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

I'm using Dropbox 64.4.141 on Mac OS 10.14.2.

In the menu, I see that the synchronization for 453 files is ongoing (with the arrow spinning around), and that the last file uploaded was transfered 24 days ago.

Quiting and restarting dropbox app didn't help.

What could I do to solve this ?

Thanks a lot !

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Re: files have been syncing for days, but nothing happens

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hey there (@Julien78), if I were in your shoes (& I couldn’t see any progress made on content I’ve set to sync to my account online), I’d also unlink once & relink as an initial troubleshooting step & see if this amends the behavior. From there, can you have a look at your syncing icons after relinking /? Do they appear as expected?  
 
Please do keep me updated on the outcome on this discussion here & thanks again for taking the time to try my suggestions. Looking forward to hearing back from you! 

 


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Re: files have been syncing for days, but nothing happens

Explorer | Level 3

Hi and thanks for your answer.

I unlinked and relinked, but it didn't solve the issue. Now I see basically all my files with  and in the menu bar I see that now 244,982 files are being synchronized.

Interestingly, when I relinked, it seems that three files were transfered to my dropbox, but nothing happened since then.

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Thanks a lot for circling back to me so fast @Julien78! While we’re at it, I’d like to see if something’s blocking our application from running as it should. I’d appreciate it if you could try the following for me: 
 
Spoiler
  • Stop Dropbox (if needed) by clicking the Dropbox icon in the menu bar on the top of your screen. >Click on the icon in the Notifications panel and select "Quit Dropbox". 
  • Delete the Dropbox application from the Applications folder. You may need to provide your computer password in order to perform this action. 
  • Reinstall the Dropbox desktop application following these steps:
  • Open the Dropbox .dmg file and double click the Dropbox icon. Dropbox should appear in your menu bar.
Please keep me updated here on how the outcome & I’ll do my best to follow-up on this discussion. Thanks again for reaching out to us on our Forum! 

 


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Re: files have been syncing for days, but nothing happens

Explorer | Level 3

Hi and thanks for your help !

I deleted the application and resinstalled it, but without unlinking/linking again, and no change. I still have the same 244,982 files being synchronized and  for all the files.

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Explorer | Level 3

Hi! 

Any clue ?

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hey

So I have a similar problem......syncing for days and not getting done. I have unlinked....I have re-installed..... a brand new full OS installation with all updates...

I am using an iMac 27 inch, latest versions of everything. The icon looks normal, the files in Finder indicate there are set to sync..... yet nothing happens.

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Thanks a lot to both (@Julien78) & (@Luapert) for taking a bit of your time to try my suggestions; I hope my message finds you well today! Following your initial posts here, I’ve sent you both a brief message on the email connected to your Forum profile (as I’ll need to have direct access to your account  specifics to further address the issue that’s been troubling you in a bit more depth) gathering all of the info you’ve included on that discussion. 
 
You may have a look at your inbox at your earliest convenience if you’d like us to work on that together. Thanks in advance & I’ll be awaiting your next replies! 

 


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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I'm having the same issue. Actually, I've been having it for 2 days now.

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Re: files have been syncing for days, but nothing happens

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

This sounds strange @dontulio. Could you check if there are any symlinks on the affected device that might be causing this issue?

For more info on those like what issues they can cause and how to remove them to resume your syncing process, please have a look at the following Help Center article (specifically, step 7): https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/desktop/high-cpu-usage 

Let us know what you find!



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