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Re: Can't switch to online only

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Everything was perfectly set up but all of a sudden dropbox switched all folders to "local" start downloading all the files back and locks up. Even the uninstaller locks up. You really should have a "set all folders to online-only" setting. That is the whole point of dropbox. I've been banging my head against the wall for hours now with this. 

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Re: Can't switch to online only

Explorer | Level 4

I seem to have got it stable now, but it's taken some work.  If I copy anything out of the online-only file, it starts downloading *everything* to my HD again, so I have to make sure that folder is excluded from whole-drive backups to an external HD, for example.

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New member | Level 2

I am moving VHS video content on to my Mac. This is creating very large files which I am then individually selecting to be online only. This has been working well until now. However, with the latest file I have converted from VHS, Dropbox won't let me select 'Local' or 'Online Only'. I can go through the process of selecting 'Online Only' (see below)

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but my selection does not 'take' and neither 'Local' or 'Online Only' have a tick beside them. Currently Dropbox is telling me that it is downloading the file having just spent 11 hours syncing it with Dropbox!

Help!

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Re: Can't switch to online only

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

This problem has sorted itself out. After the file uploaded to Dropbox (11 hours!), Dropbox then seemed to need to download it again to complete the sync process (?). I was trying to select 'Online Only' when the sync was still in process (ie I had the two arrows on a blue circle) so I think that's why it wouldn't take immediately.

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Re: Can't switch to online only

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2
Galatea57! My saviour!

But what a stupendous thing that you need to enable this option after installation while you already select To enable it during installation!
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Can't switch to online only

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

It doesn't work. Cant switch content to online only. clicking but it just keeps reverting to local. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

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Re: Can't switch to online only

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey @zj, thanks for nudging us on this thread. 

 

If you have files that are being set to local instead of online-only, you can have a look at this article which gives some additional info on the matter.

 

Check it out and let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks! 


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Re: Can't switch to online only

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Switching to online only worked for my other computer, but on this one, it does not give me the option on "online only", it only have "Local".  What to i need to change on my computer to fix this?

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Re: Can't switch to online only

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Spoiler
Never mind, I fixed it by going into Drop box preferances, and going though the steps to activate sync. 
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