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Dropbox app repeatedly downloading all files

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For about a month or so, the Dropbox app on my computer has been downloading all of my files every time I start a sync process.  I am not currently using SmartSync or Selective Sync, but this was never an issue before.  When I would launch a sync, it would just download files that had been added or modified.  Now it's constantly downloading everything.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated!!!

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Re: Dropbox app repeatedly downloading all files


Hello @wwalsh1204

If you are not using any syncing features then the Dropbox desktop application will download the files locally. This is what the desktop app is designed to do.  Read more about the Dropbox desktop app, here

Use Selective Sync. This way your files and folder will not even show on your desktop. White check mark winking face

Feel free to ask more questions. 

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