How can you see which file Dropbox is currently uploading (or downloading, I assume dropbox doesn't do both at the same time) ?
There's no easy way to tell from within Dropbox, but you can get an idea of it by looking at what files the dropbox process is accessing.
For any version of Windows, you can use SysInternals ProcMon. This gives a list of all current file, registry, and other actions. It can be filtered down to show just the data you want - in this case, what files Dropbox is accessing.
This will result in ProcMon only showing file reads and writes from Dropbox, excluding the config files that Dropbox accesses. Effectively, this will show you all files that Dropbox is uploading or downloading.
A quicker but harder to interpret method is to use the Resource Monitor in Windows 7. To access the resource monitor, open the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), go to the Performance tab, and click on
Once that opens, go to the Disk tab, and in the 2nd panel, sort by the process name. Look for the activity under the Dropbox process to get an idea of what file it's processing.
You can use
This uses grep to search for any activity with my User's Dropbox folder. You could also try the following to view all activity:
Use the following to only show activity from the Dropbox process (if
Hope that helps :)
Dropbox doesn't show the fine details of which file is being uploaded/downloaded. The indication is limited to showing whether files are being synced and if so, how many are being synced.
Also, if you know which folder is being uploaded, the icon changes indicating sync behaviour.