Dropbox not updating

But I also use it under Parallels in my Windows 10 system running on the Mac. When I click on Options - Updates, and click the update button, it briefly flutters, disappears, and nothing happens. I am a huge fan of Dropbox, but every once in a while the Dropbox application on my Windows-based PC and Mac gets caught in an endless sync loop in which no files are actually being downloaded or uploaded, but the application is running like crazy to catch up.This happened most recently when a video being shared between myself and several coworkers needed to be re-rendered and replaced.As the replacement was rendered, the file in the host’s Dropbox folder seemed fine, but the rest of us were caught in an infinite sync cycle in which nothing was actually being downloaded.This problem was caused by a conflict in Dropbox’s cache.Because a file with the same basic name and properties already existed, Dropbox wasn’t able to create the new file on our end.

This folder should reset itself every three days, though in cases where your Dropbox application is experiencing a conflict, you may not want to wait for the problem to resolve itself.Deleting your Dropbox cache can free up plenty of disk space and resolve sync issues.Doing this on Windows is actually a pretty simple process.All you really need to do is delete all the files inside the cache folder (but not the cache folder itself).Once this is done, you’re free to empty your Recycle Bin and go about your day.Here’s how: At this point, if all is well, you can empty your recycle bin.Deleting your Dropbox cache on OS X is very much like it is in Windows. Not all sync issues are caused by conflicts in the cache.All you really need to do is find the hidden cache folder and delete the contents. Some of them may be the result of problems within your own network, or your computer.If wiping out the cache doesn’t clear the jam, you might consider quitting the Dropbox application and relaunching it.Should that fail to work, rebooting your computer would be a reasonable next step.If you’re still experiencing issues, you may want to investigate further to see if the ports Dropbox is using are in conflict with other applications and/or systems on your network.

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