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Dropbox syncing large amount of string files constantly

Dropbox syncing large amount of string files constantly

Sheila K.2
Explorer | Level 3

how do I stop Dropbox syncing large amount of /strings files constantly and now taken up all my space - I have recently had a new pc, I don't know if this is the cause in any way? please advise

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Re: Dropbox syncing large amount of string files constantly

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @Sheila K.2, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

 

Are these string files being created by a specific app or service on your machine? 

 

Are these files appearing in random folders, or in a specific location?

 

This will help me to assist further!


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Re: Dropbox syncing large amount of string files constantly

Sheila K.2
Explorer | Level 3

it looks as if the entire contents of my pc have gone to my dropbox? it's on 110,762 files downloading!! is there anyway i can clear all the stuff I don't want in there without doing thousands 1 at a time??

 

Re: Dropbox syncing large amount of string files constantly

Sheila K.2
Explorer | Level 3

most of them say strings, which I don't really know where they come from, some say downloads, locales, live title, connectoricons????

 

Re: Dropbox syncing large amount of string files constantly

Rich
Super User II

@Sheila K.2 wrote:

it looks as if the entire contents of my pc have gone to my dropbox?


It sounds like you've activated the backup feature, which moves your key folders (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, etc.) into your Dropbox folder so they can sync. If that wasn't intended, you'll want to disable the backup.

 

Re: Dropbox syncing large amount of string files constantly

Sheila K.2
Explorer | Level 3

thanks for the info, went on the link but still couldn't fully understand how to disable backup, if I manage to do this, is there anything I can do to remove all these 1000's of string files?

Re: Dropbox syncing large amount of string files constantly

Megan
Dropboxer

Hey @Sheila K.2, I hope you're doing well!

 

If you check the article, you can see in this paragraph how to disable it. Once you do, you can move your content back to their original paths. 

 

If you have any questions, let me know. 


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Re: Dropbox syncing large amount of string files constantly

Sheila K.2
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks for your help, i'll give it a try ...

Re: Dropbox syncing large amount of string files constantly

Sheila K.2
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks, I'll give it a try ....

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