A message informs me Dropbox is "updating automatically."
So the choice to keep my working software is not mine anymore. It has been "automatically" replaced with software that is much slower to launch and sync.
I really wish companies would not force "automatic" updates. I'm sure they think they work. But my system, stable and working yesterday, then doesn't work today.
Hey mark c.56,
Thanks for getting in touch on Community, sorry to hear about the delayed response.
Just to clarify, has this issue been resolved? Also, it would be really helpful if you could give a ticket ID to reference in your reply, so that I see whether I could expedite resolution.
Looking forward to hearing back from you!
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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If your Dropbox was Stuck on starting like mine was. Didn't matter if i Quit, or the Proxy, restart. Hopefully this helps someone.
UN-LINK your dropbox. Open dropbox, setup again to the same local folder. It will then re-sync everything again (this part sucks).
It will then re-sync everything again (this part sucks).
It's actually not re-syncing. It's indexing all of the files in your folder and comparing them to the content of your account online. It may appear to be uploading and/or downloading, but it's only transferring comparison data and any data that has changed since the last sync.
These issues are complex and require access to your personal information to be able to troubleshoot.
I would really recommend you to write in to our support team, who would be more than happy to help you!
I am not buying it. Plain first install on Ubuntu 17.04. No firewall or proxies. Home desktop that worked fine with Dropbox on 16.04. Not working since upgrade to 17.04 and reinstall of dropbox.
I just got a new computer issued at work today. first thing I did at 11:15 this morning was install dropbox. It's been "starting" now for about 4 hours. I intentionally disabled selective sync for everything but a few folders with lightweight txt files in it so there's no reason for it to be taking this long. My work dropbox has about 40+ Tb worth of data in it but I'm only trying to get at a couple megs of it. What can I do to speed this up?