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Re: accidentally clicked "online only" on a huge folder.

accidentally clicked "online only" on a huge folder.

gusromanelli
New member | Level 2

Hi,

I accidentally clicked "online only" on a huge folder, right when I was about to copy the folder to a Hard Drive. it has about 1TB in size and I can't wait to download it back. I need the smart sync to stop and make whatever is already changed to online only back to local.

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Re: accidentally clicked "online only" on a huge folder.

behzod
Super User

Try to switch selective syn ON for that folder you made online only. There is a chance the file is still in local "hidden" Dropbox cache (temp folder for recently deleted files). 

Re: accidentally clicked "online only" on a huge folder.

gusromanelli
New member | Level 2

My dropbox app is stuck syncing this files. I don't know if now that I have chose for the folder to be "Local" again it will read from the cache. but I seem to have found a folder about the size of what is now missing from the one I accidentally chose to sync online only

 

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