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Illustrator files will not sync

Illustrator files will not sync

FoursiteStudios
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Illustrator files created on a PC will sync to dropbox.com and back to a MAC.
Illustrator files created on a MAC will sync to dropbox.com but not back down to a PC.

I've already check the 14 steps or so for path length, invalid characters, purge index cache, update dropbox, restart machine, etc.

It appears to sync most files just fine. However I do notice that when I download (mentioned illustrator files) onto a PC, there's a subfolder (_MACOSX) file folder that has the same files but with a "._" appended to the front of each filename.

Adobe CC apparently is saving these files with an extra hidden file, that somehow is preventing dropbox from properly syncing it to a PC.

Someone at Adobe or Dropbox needs to get this situation fixed.

This guy seems to have the same problem I do.


https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/580215-dropbox-will-not-sync-illustrator-files-on-windows-10/

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Rich
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FoursiteStudios wrote:

there's a subfolder (_MACOSX) file folder that has the same files but with a "._" appended to the front of each filename.


Those files won't prevent Dropbox from syncing. In fact, there are posts all over the forums from people complaining about dot underscore files and how they appear in Dropbox and on Windows.

 

Dot underscore files are created by OS X, usually to save meta data for a file when the file is located on a drive that is in a format other than the native OS X format (Mac OS Extended). The The __MACOSX folder is also created by OS X when an archive file (Zip, usually) is created. Both ._ files and the __MACOSX folder are hidden on OS X, but visible on all other platforms. They have no affect on the syncing of other files.

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Rich
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FoursiteStudios wrote:

there's a subfolder (_MACOSX) file folder that has the same files but with a "._" appended to the front of each filename.


Those files won't prevent Dropbox from syncing. In fact, there are posts all over the forums from people complaining about dot underscore files and how they appear in Dropbox and on Windows.

 

Dot underscore files are created by OS X, usually to save meta data for a file when the file is located on a drive that is in a format other than the native OS X format (Mac OS Extended). The The __MACOSX folder is also created by OS X when an archive file (Zip, usually) is created. Both ._ files and the __MACOSX folder are hidden on OS X, but visible on all other platforms. They have no affect on the syncing of other files.

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