SOLVED: Dropbox gets stuck downloading “n” files…

October 10th, 2011 by steve

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Recently, on one of my computers, Dropbox had been stuck “Downloading 7 files…”

This problem  persisted for several days.

At first, I tried uninstalling  dropbox and deleting the C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox folder and even deleting all the hidden dropbox files (.dropbox files) in my dropbox folders. But upon re-installation of dropbox, the problem persists.

In the end, I ran chkdsk /F /R.

Upon reboot, chkdsk found many errors and fixed them.

The dropbox problem went away.

How to prevent this in the future:

Usually a file error like this happens when your OS stops unexpectedly — as in a hard shutdown. So be sure to exit things nicely.

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