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Why is Dropbox for Mac using so much memory?

Re: Why is Dropbox for Mac using so much memory?

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Omm... :thinking: Strange... Ok. Try uninstall current version and install again appropriate version.

Re: Why is Dropbox for Mac using so much memory?

512kilobytes
Explorer | Level 4

Is uninstalling and installing again a known fix for Dropbox using excessive amounts of memory?

Re: Why is Dropbox for Mac using so much memory?

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

@512kilobytes, I talk about eventual new/alternative version you have probably installed (which was part of question), not for the memory engagement. May be @Lusil can say something more about the memory.

Re: Why is Dropbox for Mac using so much memory?

Lusil
Dropboxer

Hey @512kilobytes

There is a remote possibility it could help. However, if the desktop app is using a lot of RAM and CPU, there could be underlying causes (such as symlinks, having too many files in your Dropbox folder, and so on) then the behavior could reoccur.

Hope this helps clarify matters!


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Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Why is Dropbox for Mac using so much memory?

cotfas
New member | Level 2

Hello

 

I also need the  79.4.143 Dropbox version on my mac Catalina so at least I have maximum ~250mb consumtion rather than the newer version 94.4.384, and taking ~550mb ram... 😐

 

I can not install the older version, as when is installed it autoupdates to the latest.. (I have disabled beta builds from dropbox settings page)

 

Thank you

 

 

Re: Why is Dropbox for Mac using so much memory?

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @cotfas,

Did you review here? :upside_down:

Hope this helps.

Re: Why is Dropbox for Mac using so much memory?

kamonlai
New member | Level 2

I just want to have a light version of Dropbox, sync files only and free my memory.

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