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High CPU USage, Dropbox unusable since some days?

High CPU USage, Dropbox unusable since some days?

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I use Dropbox since more than 10 years.

I use it on this (same) computer since 5 years alone.
So, it always worked and I know how to use it.

Since a few days it is absolute nuts and unusable.
Whenever I start to copy files to the Dropbox the CPU Usage goes up to at least 35%, laptop fan starts to spin fast. It never did that before, neve before the last years on this laptop.

Especially crazy it gets if I start to RE-name a folder. I acts completey crazy, blocks me from typing the new name after 1-5 chars, renames the folder to just 1 char then, CPU usage is up at 100%... even when I STOP sync it does not change. Last time it went into a LOOP of re-naming the directory do a few chars, rename it back, rename it new, rename it back. I do all that tasks within windows explorer in the dropbox folder.

What the hell is going on with Dropbox?

Can I go back to a stable version somewhow?

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Re: High CPU USage, Dropbox unusable since some days?

Hey @bodomalo, sorry to hear that you’ve run into this issue upon renaming your files; let’s see what can be done to amend that. 
  • If that’s okay with you, could you start off referencing this resource for the diagnosing phase?
  • Does that happen irrespective of other apps you’re using?
  • Have you tried systematically force-quitting other apps that could be conflicting as you go & check the results? 
Please let me know of your findings whenever you have a spare minute! 
[This thread is closed due to inactivity. Please create a new topic for your Dropbox request or feedback]


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