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Can't switch to online only

Re: Can't switch to online only

dropducks000000
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. 

Re: Can't switch to online only

translateltd54
Helpful | Level 5

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.

Re: Can't switch to online only

51m0n
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)

Dropbox issue.jpg

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!

Re: Can't switch to online only

51m0n
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.

Re: Can't switch to online only

Xander
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!

Can't switch to online only

zj
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. 

Re: Can't switch to online only

Lusil
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

jlchambe77
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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?

Re: Can't switch to online only

jlchambe77
New member | Level 2
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Never mind, I fixed it by going into Drop box preferances, and going though the steps to activate sync. 

Re: Can't switch to online only

DumbSync
New member | Level 2

@Lusil wrote:

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! 


It is absolutely extraordinary that one needs to read this article in order to keep files online only. We all use back-up. I have now excluded my DB folder from CCC and TimeMachine -- but it remains impossible to select Online Only.

 

OS X latest.

 

What is the meaning under preferences of "Let my admin manage this setting" ? I am my admin and can manage nothing if this setting is on or off.

 

AB

 

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