I use dropbox on 2 devices, my iMac desktop and a Macbook pro. If I want to leave my office and take my laptop, I ususally open the laptop to let dropbox sync before I leave. However, dropbox does not sync automatically. If I click on the Dropbox icon in the menu bar it say's it's up to date but it's not. To get it to update I have to pause dropbox, wait a few seconds and then resume syncing. Then dropbox will sync and be truely up to date. I know this isn't how it's suppossed to work. What can I try to make it work correctly please?
Thanks in advance
Thanks for taking the time to reply, though I obviously haven't explained myself correctly. The problem isn't that my dropbox on my laptop isn't up to date, it is, but it is only up to date because I force it to be up to date. If I left it to it's own devices it would not sync. It's this behavior I want to correct.
Thanks for replying. I'm away at the moment so I can tell you that I'm using 10.12.6 on my laptop. I suspect it's the same in my iMac but can't be absolutely sure. My laptop probably gets fully shut down once or twice a week, the rest of the time I just close the lid and reopen it when I need to use it.
I think that at least part of my problem was that the fusion hard drive in my iMac was beginning to fail. I've had that fixed now and things seem a whole lot better, though I'm not using the repaired iMac as my main machine yet.
Thanks to everyone who offered help and advise.
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