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Meaning of all overlay icons

Meaning of all overlay icons

Robert O.8
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Dropbox is displaying different overlay icons on files and folders, which do not appear to be described by the service.  For example, updated files often have a blue box with two close-brackets, rather than a green check mark, but the green check mark returns a day or two later.  Additionally, some files have a gray box with a diagonal white line (not a check mark), and I can find no explanation.  A comprehensive list of all overlay icons will be helpful.  (Windows 10).

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Re: Meaning of all overlay icons

Mark
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Blue = still syncing something inside of it

Grey = folder is not syncing as you've told Dropbox not to sync it via Selective Sync. 


 


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Re: Meaning of all overlay icons

Rich
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Re: Meaning of all overlay icons

Robert O.8
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<p>Sorry this is so large, but you can see the icons.  These seem to be different icons than discussed in the online help.  As you will see in the right window, there is a blue box with two close-brackets, not the sync arrows; the window on the left shows the gray boxes with a line, not the gray circles with a check mark (I have not utilized selective sync, and these files are synchronized and can be seen on my other devices).  Thanks for your help...</p>

Re: Meaning of all overlay icons

Rich
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Not all of those overlays are from Dropbox. If you're running multiple cloud storage services, they could be interfering with each other.

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