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Empirical evidence suggests that Dropbox's indexing at startup time is the main source of slowdown for my Windows 7 partition -- things grind down to a crawl when the indexing is in progress and resume to normal after this step is done and the dropbox icon turns to a green checkmark.

How can I make the initial Dropbox indexing more multitasking friendly?

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Three options:

  • Let Dropbox index less stuff.

  • Use http://soluto.com/ to delay the start-up of Dropbox so it indexes at a more idle moment.

  • Use Dropbox on demand rather than at boot.

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Soluto was useful. Thank you. – badp Jul 21 '10 at 10:53

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