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Re: Weird 'garbage' files in dropbox.cache?

Weird 'garbage' files in dropbox.cache?

Kate J.3
New member | Level 1

I just got a notification that my Dropbox was nearing its space limit, which usually means it's time to clear the cache. I did, but it was full of files with long, random-looking filenames -- & they keep appearing even as I delete them.

What's going on here, & how do I make it stop? WEIRD

Thank you!

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Re: Weird 'garbage' files in dropbox.cache?

Richard P.
Super User alumni

The Dropbox cache folder does not count against your quota, so clearing the cache wont do anything- you really shouldnt be messing around in that folder, Dropbox is using that folder for its own stuff, hence the random file names (they are file parts that Dropbox uses to sync, related to the files in your Dropbox folder).

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Re: Weird 'garbage' files in dropbox.cache?

Kate J.3
New member | Level 1

I've changed my password, & uninstalled & reinstalled the desktop app (I run Linux Mint), & it's still happening. I've turned off syncing for a while, in the hopes that whatever's going on, it won't be able to mess up my local files, at least.

Re: Weird 'garbage' files in dropbox.cache?

Richard P.
Super User alumni

The Dropbox cache folder does not count against your quota, so clearing the cache wont do anything- you really shouldnt be messing around in that folder, Dropbox is using that folder for its own stuff, hence the random file names (they are file parts that Dropbox uses to sync, related to the files in your Dropbox folder).

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