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dropbox syncing taking forever (over 7 days now)

Explorer | Level 3

dropbox syncing taking forever (over 7 days now) in my windows laptop; it finished quickly in my windows desktop. Any idea why?

 

It shows that's downloadimh about 10,000 files and indexing about 100. 

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Re: dropbox syncing taking forever (over 7 days now)

Helpful | Level 6

Hi

 

Dropbox has this amazing feature called LAN Sync. Make sure this is enabled in Preferences under Bandwidth. 

 

With the asumption that both your computers are on the same LAN (network) and that the files are already on computer 1, the sync (through LAN Sync) should not take long. Note that both computers need to be powered on during this time (for obvious reasons). 

 

Let me know how it goes. 

 

Regards

 

Csper

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Re: dropbox syncing taking forever (over 7 days now)

Explorer | Level 3

Hi Casper,

I do not see a bandwidth choice under Preferences. The only ones I see are:

 

Language
Date format
Automatic time zone
Early releases
See info about people who view my files
Manually added contacts
Smart Sync update for Mac

 

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Re: dropbox syncing taking forever (over 7 days now)

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi @yannisviniotis, thanks for messaging the Community!

 

It looks like you're viewing the options on the Dropbox site, could you instead look in the Dropbox desktop application preferences?

 

You can also amend the bandwidth speed for the account from there.

 

Let me know how it goes!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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