Hello Dropbox Devs.
I wanted to let you know that the current version of the Dropbox Desktop app is slowing down the response times of Windows Explorer.
What normally takes a millisecond to load now takes around 30 seconds to load, when Dropbox is turned off the problem disappears.
The app status says it is Up to date.
The app version number is 120.3.4554
When I have Dropbox running, it is putting a strain on File Explorer, causing it to take longer to display and load things.
When I have Dropbox turned off, I don't have that problem.
Edition Windows 10 Pro
Installed on 30-5-2020
OS build 19042.906
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0
Experiencing similar issues, programs freeze when saving, causes Windows explorer to seize up (can't even 'end process' in task manager, can't empty trash, hangs on restart -- have to use power button to hard shut down), have restarted dozens of times. All good when Dropbox isn't running, but when it is things seize up.
I've uninstalled the desktop application, and reinstalled the latest from your site today (119.4.1772), running Windows 7 professional 64-bit on a Dell Precision tower.
Will try uninstalling one more time and cleaning out old folders and registry before reinstalling again.
BTW - Dropbox has been indexing 173,000 files since I reinstalled it.
Any advice appreciated.
I uninstalled Dropbox, deleted the Dropbox folders in the Windows/Users directory, also cleared out the registry of any Dropbox entries. Reinstalled the latest version (per your link) and it seems to be running better, but there's still a noticeable delay when I save an MS Word file (!!). Have also tried to reset permissions and hardlinks per your suggestion. But delay when saving files is still there. Will try restarting again to see if it helps.
Have been using Dropbox for more than ten years now, it's been great until recent 'updates' and upgrades which seem to be degrading the service...
Seems Windows is still getting taken down (explorer.exe crashes during saves) by Dropbox. Any other tips? Is it possible to roll back to an older more stable version of Dropbox?
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