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My uploaded files on Dropbox are 0 bytes/ empty.

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I have uploaded some photo and video folders to Dropbox. When I open them in Dropbox they are empty! I have looked at a soluytion in the community dialogs but cannot understand it. I have Macbook pro and am using Firefox all latest editions on a new computer.

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Re: My uploaded files on Dropbox are 0 bytes/ empty.

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Have you waited for Dropbox to finish syncing? 

On a Mac 0 byte files are created on moves and then populated, so, when you are moving a file/folder in to a new directory it creates these 0byte files (which upload quickly!) and then it uploads the actual file. You need to a) give them time to upload to a green tick AND b) download everything to the green tick. 


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