I started uploading a set of 6107 files (14.1GB) yesterday. After more than 15 hours overnight, the upload is not yet complete. Although they all appear to be there in my local Dropbox, many of them are still not yet "green checked" and they don't appear on the online file list yet. However, I can't seem to find a way to monitor progress or even to be sure the upload is continuing. If I could even get a count of the files already online that would be a huge help but I can't seem to find any information onsite about the % of progress or the size of the folder. This type of information seems like it should be available but I just can't seems to locate it.
Hey @avw, syncing your files can take time if you have many/large files. When Dropbox syncs, it starts with all of the folders, then uploads files from smallest to largest.
You can see the sync status by holding your mouse over the Dropbox icon, which will either say up to date or tell you how many files are left to sync and how long it expects to take. Bear in mind though that this is an"instant" estimate based on the current upload speed and can change if you check it just a few seconds later.
If the sync time is large then you need to remember to stay logged into your computer and to keep that computer turned on and connected to the Internet. Dropbox syncs your files in the background.
Finally, I wanted to mention that you can upload and download as fast as your Internet service provider(ISP) allows. Although, in general, Dropbox doesn't use all of your bandwidth, you can change that by manually setting the upload/download speed. Please note that setting your upload to Don't Limit or higher than what your connection is capable of will likely cause all other Internet activity on your network to slow significantly.
In any case, let me know if you’re still having trouble with this or if you have any other questions, and I’d be more than happy to help. Cheers!
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Hi Lusil - thanks for the reply but I don't understand which Dropbox icon (and where it is located) will give me the # completed information. I understand that the upload will take time and I am not worried about the speed - I just need to be able to check a % complete as the process goes on. I also know about the status icons but I can't go through the whole list of 6107 files manually and count the ones that have been copies or not copied.