DropBox is working flawlessly on sync but just recently, when selecting which files to sync or not to sync has become unacceptabley slow, I mean SLOW...is this a Drop Box issue are my computer issue? Upon question, Drop Box suggested the nuclear option...delete and reinstall...however, I have 327.9 GB online but my hard drive is only 218 GB. I cannot delete Dropbox, reinstall, and sync then selective sync all my files. Also, to go through a detailed selective sync for files dating back to 2012, while not impossible, is a huge pain in the rear end.
Anyone have an issue with Drop Box running incredibily slow with simply selecting which files to sync or not to sync??
Thanks...I just did a reinstall to the most current version without unstalling Drop Box. The reinstall with the most current version of Drop Box was successful in that my computer selective sync setting were retained but manipulating the selective sync file window is still excruciating slow to the point of being worthless.
So weird uh…I can’t figure out why.
So I can completely uninstall Drop Box and my computer selective sync preferences will be retained?
Re: Choosing selective sync slows down my computer?
If you uninstall the desktop app, the folders that you selectively synced won't be placed in the Dropbox folder again and the settings should not be removed if you simply reinstall (following the steps shown in my previous post).
However, please note that when you uninstall the desktop app, the Dropbox folder becomes like any other folder on your computer and doesn't sync.
This means that any changes you make to your files will not be reflected in your account on the website and any other connected device.
Since you mention that the selective sync settings are slow though, could you please have a look at this article - maybe one of the options listed will do the trick.