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I'm having problems with Dropbox, as it is constantly syncing data and eating up my CPU.

How do I restart syncing of the Dropbox folder? I guess there must be a metadata file that I should delete, but I'm not sure where to look.

Mac OS X 10.7.3 -- Dropbox 1.2.52

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When mine recently quit syncing, I closed it (click on the toolbar icon, close), and restarted it (/Applications/Dropbox), works just fine. May not be your problem, but worth a try.

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Works for me as well. –  Mohammed Arif Feb 28 at 10:16
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I had a similar problem a long time ago.

Your version is outdated and the fact that it didn't self-update is a significant issue as and of itself...

Try manually deleting the Dropbox.app and installing a fresh copy downloaded from their site - that did the trick for me.

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PS if you're feeling a bit adventurous, go for the 1.3.34 forum build and sync some photos to get an extra free 3GB of space... –  GJ. Apr 8 '12 at 22:45
    
I have since solved the issue of syncing, some files were failing to sync (for some reason), and blocked syncing the rest. I will check the version, thanks! –  Zack Apr 9 '12 at 7:27
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