Dropbox On Macbook Air

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Hi All,

after days of trouble shooting and still no success, and different unsuccessful posts in the dropbox community - I will try my luck here.

1. My Drop Box Account accessed via WebAccess and on the Iphone functions well and without problems
2. The Bad Files Check was negative
3. All Links to other dropboxes and from others have been unlinked
4. I have many times, cleared the cache, deleted all the pref files, unlinked the dropbox and reinstalled the application
5. The problem is still the same:
My local Drop Box Folder on my MacBookAir (Mac OSX & DropBox APP are on the latest version) does not sync and the app icon in the top bar just shows the spinning wheel while the app itself takes constantly around 14% of the CPU resources (Activity Monitor).


That’s it, you’ve just copied the file from a shared Dropbox folder onto your own MacBook Air or other Mac system. In fact, since it’s a video, my demo can now be opened and viewed: With a name like “Crash Landing” you can probably guess how the video ends. Anyway, that’s it. Dropbox on the Mac. Super easy to work with. Dropbox Web Helper supports the Dropbox user interface on Mac computers. It only runs when the desktop app is running. Dropbox Web Helper is an independent process, so it may start and stop at different times than the desktop app. Install 'Dropbox desktop application' on your Mac. It creates a folder on your systems hard disk. The folder is named 'Dropbox'. Browse through your photos on your mac & simply drag-and-drop them to Dropbox folder. Dropbox Web Helper supports the Dropbox user interface on Mac computers. It only runs when the desktop app is running. Dropbox Web Helper is an independent process, so it may start and stop at different times than the desktop app.

The problem occurs with different Dropbox Versions, in any different W-Lan environments independant if the Dropbox Proxy Settings are on Auto-detect or No Proxy on two MacBook Airs running MAC OSX 10.8.3.

Until a few weeks before everything worked perfectly fine...
And I am not using any AntiVirus Program or Firewall to block anything. The Notebook is directly connected via WLAN to the Router connected to the internet...

I am happy for any help...



MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)

Posted on May 7, 2013 3:02 AM

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For some, it’s just a balm for a tortured soul: the M1 Mac can be brought to your knees. This is easier than it sounds. Macs on Apple Silicon are not magic artifacts, they are just another type of computer. Their possibilities are not limitless, even if they exceeded expectations and are incredibly good, the laws of physics cannot be fooled. Ernie Smith, a journalist from Tedium, effortlessly forced one of Tim Cook’s monsters burn battery power in a couple of hours, rotate the load ball madly and brake desperately. To do this, I did not have to edit the video with an incredible resolution, nor to look for the only correct answer to the question about the meaning of life.

Everything turned out to be even too simple

In recent years, Ernie Smith has seen little point in buying a new Mac. Not because of an allergy to everything apple – just fine with the Hackintosh and Linux installed on the HP Specter Folio, like this laptop itself – and, frankly, Macs have not inspired for a long time. But what his fellow journalists wrote (and continue to write) about the M1 and Mac’and with the M1 inside, did not leave him indifferent. Fighting with himself took some time, when he defeated mistrust and doubts, all configurations of M1 Macs except the minimal ones had already been snapped up, and before the new year they will not be delivered.

On the UK site Amazon, he bought a MacBook Air with 8 GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD – by the way, as I write this, they are also “temporarily out of stock”. Installed Dropbox app (there is no version for Apple Silicon yet, but it will be released soon) and launched it, after which the synchronization with the “cloud” began. This brought the M1 Mac to its knees. Actually, if you do not go into details, this is the whole recipe.

Who would have thought Dropbox could be so voracious

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The MacBook Air is noticeably warmer, and if it had a fan in its design, it would screech like mad. And then a non-standard thought came to Ernie’s head: they say that the battery charge is enough for the M1 MacBook Air for 18-20 hours of battery life – it’s time to check it out. And he disconnected the Air with a 100% charged battery from the power supply.

Well, couldn’t everything be as perfect as they write?

By removing the main suspect from the game (I will name him in the next part), and restarting the process, Ernie was able to significantly speed up it and reduce the load on Apple’s most everyday laptop – this time the battery was discharged to 30% in four and a half hours. It turned out that the culprit was not alone. Synchronization continued in the morning, it took several more hours. Then, of course, the MacBook Air turned into a miracle computer and “flew” again – but this is already “after a fist fight”, isn’t it?

Why does my MacBook freeze?

In more than ten years at Dropbox, Ernie has accumulated over 200 thousand files… Including traces of the life activity of the content management system on Node.js, which no longer exists. The directory node_modules, the main application of this system, with a huge number of very small files, and others. Working with small files isn’t one of Dropbox’s strengths – but which one of us has no flaws? Moreover, these directories and their contents, even if the CMS were still in use, need not be synchronized. Ernie blames himself for the fact that everything is so neglected – laziness and bad habits – but it would be more correct to blame Dropbox. The end user is not obliged to monitor the internal aspects of the life of the software running on him.

But node_modules were just one of the criminals, not even the main one: in the past years, Ernie has “played” with Dropbox more than once or twice, trying one or the other – and, failing to achieve the desired result, did not delete anything. What these tricks were and what he wanted to achieve, Ernie does not say. Apparently, they still worked, but not in the way intended. Well, hundreds of thousands of small files have not gone anywhere either.

After some thought, Ernie found some more facts in defense of the weakest of all M1 Macs, which not only lacks a fan, but also has only seven living cores in the GPU. Presumably, Ernie has this Air. With Dropbox storage sync, such a mess happened not only on the M1 MacBook Air… That’s not the worst thing. This time. The “translator” Rosetta 2 took part in the synchronization – which, of course, could not but affect the result. These are two. And unlike some other computers, the M1 MacBook Air did the trick, albeit with difficulty. Perhaps this is the most important thing, don’t you think so? Feel free to speak up in the comments and in our chat.

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