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The thread "How about a force sync/refresh button" has been closed. It was sumptupus thread and I could not read all of it. What I got from it, is that people want it and they dont get it.
Here is what we want -- a little button with easy access that will force refresh of my dropbox on this platfrom. I just worked on the other platfrom and now I wait for the magical sync to start.
Duely noted, it can take a variable amount of time that is surely related to cloud traffic at the cloud.
Sometimes I wait too long, and get impatiant. After all I swap my files from PC1 to PC2 in my space.
So where is that little button thart will tell DBX I am impatiant and please start syncing me?
So where is that little button thart will tell DBX I am impatiant and please start syning ...
It's not needed because Dropbox will sync automatically.
Most times, if you've made changes on one computer and they aren't appearing right away on another, it's because those changes haven't finished syncing up to Dropbox. Once they do, all of your other linked computers will start the sync process.
This is not true. After the first one ended syncing, a variable amount of time lapses until the second one gets it. This could be 10-15 minutes or 30 seconds. I think this has to do with loads on the server but I am not sure. This is why the button is good idea.
Dropbox will sync a file immediately as long as it has access to the file and it's not otherwise in use (i.e., if another application has a lock on the file, Dropbox can't sync it). There is no delay in syncing. If you're seeing a delay, then it's likely something specific to your computer/installation, and you should contact Support so they can help you troubleshoot the issue.
I must repeat what I said. There is no delay in syncing up to the cloud from any station. The delay is in the downward update to another station, which takes variable amount of time. Maybe you should contact "Support"?
My Goodness. There was a thread of 7 pages about this and it was closed.
We all know that DBX is syncing automatically. We love it and depend on it, because there is nothing else that comes even close to it. All the others are crappy closed systems.
I have a Mac and PC. I wish it was every second that they would check. Both work well for years, no worries about a thing, and my network is 500Mb full duplex.
If indeed desktop DBX checks every second with the cloud, I would love to enjoy it as well. It takes variable amount of time, that could be 5 to 600 seconds. Thats why a button would be nice to have on desktops, but I am afraid my thread just like the other one are destined to be closed for unkniown reasons.
The funny (and unsecure) (and sad) side line, is that Apple and Microsoft are midgets when it comes to sycing files en tandem, on my local LAN, without any clouds.
One is Mac. One is Windows. They are on the same LAN and I can open Mac folders on Windows and vice versa. One is directly ethered and the Mac is on WiFi. I never changed any of DBX bw variables. Why is it so hard to admit that cloud has lots of traffic and it can not be super natural? It has limits and variable deltas of response. I was not saying I am not happy for my free service. 🙂 I am happy. Sometimes I have to wait. I hear you that I may be among a very small group of people.
I would be even happier to have some local DBX server on my LAN. 🙂 I think I must write this software. Many have used check-in-out software for years. They must be happy to not check in and out so much anymore. So it is done automatically.
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