I'm having the same issue, it's been a few days now of putting a whole TB of data "in the cloud" with the selective smart sync, and Finder still says it's taking up space on my hard drive. I tried waiting, I tried clearing the cache. Nothing.
Im having the same problem.
The strange thing is that MacOS is reporting files that has never been downloaded to the macbook.
This makes me think that Apples harddrive "snapshot" might not be the problem for me.
I just have been following your conversation! Seems a you have a bit more knowledge and frustration with this problem!
Can I ask what you have done to free up and pay for something that isint working? Do I delete dropbox from my macbook and only use it on the in internet browser?
Would really appreciate your help!! Regards Nasche
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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joan p6, "selective sync" has always worked as advertized, but not "smart sync" on Mac OS.
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