I have started Dropbox a day ago and since then it is consuming CPU and reading from disk but uploaded no files (I have checked that online):
Dropbox shows there are 353 files to synchronize:
There is about 15Gb of data to synchronize in 81000 files. There are no synchronization errors.
Full path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe
File version: 131.4.3968
Started at: 2021-09-26 12:56:36
Processor Time: 07:11:03.734 96%
Privileged Time: 01:27:24.593 17%
User Time: 05:43:39.140 79%
Handle Count: 6140
IO Data Bytes: 10545804312 267046/sec
IO Read Bytes: 10242047581 264065/sec
IO Write Bytes: 303756731 2981/sec
IO Other Bytes: 16776333937 468736/sec
It seems that synchronization is stuck at a certain file (D:\Dropbox\programs\Waterfox\uninstall\nsq65F4.tmp) and does not progress further:
I believe the issue should be fixed in Dropbox. Not so many users have enough expertise to debug the problem using e.g. Procmon. Also I am not happy to "hunt" problematic files and workaround the problem each time it occurs.
So I suggest Dtopbox team to take the report more professionally and fix the issue. I would be happy to test the fix on this very scenario. I would expect that if the file could not be synchronized on some reason, it should be marked as problematic and skipped, with corresponding log entry in "View sync errors" dialog.
There is no "Fix hardlinks" or "Fix permissions" button in Account tab as that article suggests:
Also I have doublechecked that I have (and initially had) full permissions on the "problematic" file:
Good to know! Indeed, Alt-H has shown these buttons. I have invoked "Fix permissions", waited until it completes, then "Fix hardlinks". Then I have restarted Dropbox. Unfortunately it does not help, as after restart Dropbox loops around the same file:
It seems that unlinking and linking the account back helps, however:
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