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Dropbox makes Windows Explorer Slow

Dropbox makes Windows Explorer Slow

Mike R.
Helpful | Level 5

I have D for B.  Dropbox makes windowes explorer very slow.  If I pause syncing or exit dropbox it is fine.  Slow as in renaming a file can take 20 seconds.

 

I have a dell precision 7710 with windwos 10.  

My drive is a Samsung 970 Pro SSD

40GB Ram

 

Any ideas?

 

Although I do not want to do it, will uninstalling and reinstalling DB help?  Or are there temp files I can clean out?

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Re: Dropbox makes Windows Explorer Slow

Mark
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Which version of Dropbox Mike?

What does Dropbox say if you mouse over its icon on the status bar?

 


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Re: Dropbox makes Windows Explorer Slow

Mike R.
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ver 52.4.58.

 

This has been going on for a while with previous versions as well.  I thought it was my SSD, but I upgraded from a 960 Pro to a 970 Pro and the same issue.

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Any idea how many files are within your Dropbox folder?

 


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Re: Dropbox makes Windows Explorer Slow

Mike R.
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Windows Explorer properties shows 90,300 files, 4,494 Folders, 347GB.

 

I have another system with around 3TB of data and do not have this issue.

 

 

Re: Dropbox makes Windows Explorer Slow

Walter
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Hey @Mike R. - thank you for the additional information!

 

As a first step in this case, I would give this article a thorough read and I would also try changing my bandwidth settings to see if this is what's causing this problem. 

 

Hope this gets you going and do keep me posted on how this goes. 


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Re: Dropbox makes Windows Explorer Slow

Mike R.
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no luck

Re: Dropbox makes Windows Explorer Slow

Mike R.
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Re: Dropbox makes Windows Explorer Slow

Walter
Dropboxer

Hey @Mike R. - sorry for the tardy response.

 

Are you still having this issue? Have you tried the advanced re-install you mentioned? 

 

Let me know where you stand and we'll take it from there.


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Re: Dropbox makes Windows Explorer Slow

Mike R.
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I just did it.  One note is the uninstall removed all the files in teh following so there was no DB folder:

 

%LOCALAPPDATA%

%APPDATA%

%PROGRAMFILES%

%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%

 

It is still resynching.

 

I did not delete my files, so it does not need to re-download, but synching is taking some time.

 

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