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Syncing a large amount of files to the Dropbox folder

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Will Dropbox fix the problems with large amount of files?

The post linked below indicates that after 100,000 file syncing is slow, a known problem:

I belive many people and businesses have more than 1000000 files and would like them to be synced.    After I removed not so 'Smart Sync'  I have just spent many hours trying get dropbox to sync and it keeps crashing.  To get dropbox to work I have used selective synced to Unsync most of my files so that dropbox will stop crashing.  and after dropbox starts working I will have to go back and resync all my files.  So a 500+gb will be removed from my dropbox and then added back.  thats al ot of bandwidth and resources and wasted time.  This  aslo happened earlier this year when I migrated to a new hard drive.  All the files were transfered but dropbox would not sync them. Had to unsync and resync slowly.  Not what I am paying for.

So I ask will dropbox be adding capabilities to sync large amonts of files?

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Re: Large amount of files


Hey @dynomightdave, welcome to the Dropbox Community!

In general, although this is a soft limit that greatly depends on the hardware specifications of your computer, the desktop app's performance can decline if you have more than 300,000 files synced to your computer. 

However, I understand where you're coming from and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us!

I also wanted to mention that if you have any thoughts of features you'd like to see implemented in the future, you can also post them on our Share an idea section, where other users can comment and upvote.

In the meantime, if you have any other questions, just give me a shout. Thanks! 

Community Moderator @ Dropbox

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