I was an early adopter of Dropbox. Finally getting off it as I type this. Over the years, thousands of files have been lost. I haven't been active with it in months and just looked and almost all of my folders are empty. Now I keep reading "can't happen!" And yet a couple of times it was hundreds of random files from all levels of my folders. And now..... it's been too long. I can't even un-delete them from the website. Fortunately I have a backup because I stopped trusting Dropbox a couple of years ago. But doesn't that delete the purpose, when your 'trusted archive' is the thing you trust the least? Final note to whoever keeps closing these appeals for help with "can't happen.. something on your PC is doing it". OK... I disagree. But let's say you are right. Bottom line, it's still a problem and you are still part of it. I had put every valuable file into Dropbox years ago thinking "thank god, a safe spot to file these where I will never lose them". Do you think I would ever trust a service again that says "not my problem" over a period of years? No. Dropbox has alerted me before when thousands of random files were deleted. Dropbox restored thousands of deleted files before. It's not enough. I've had 4 PCs since this started.... still I lose files. So it's not a virus. Yet the lost files are so numerous and so random no human could delete them. A process must do it. Dropbox knows when files are deleted. On a device, if the app is installed, it probably can tell what is deleting them. How about a 2-factor delete option if more than X files are deleted? Because otherwise this is untrustworthy, and I'm an idiot for STILL using it after so many years. Until now, and now I am getting rid of it.
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It may take some time to fully synchronize Dropbox with the cloud copy. Look at the DropBox icon, lower right corner of your desktop if you are a PC user or top bar if a Mac user. If there is a blue circle icon on the dropbox icon, it is still synchronizing.
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