As soon as Dropbox is uploading or downloading files, my Windows Explorer windows become nearly unresponsive, or at least very slow. Unless I deactivate Dropbox's synchronization, I'm constantly getting the blue spinning wheel, and clicking on folders takes forever.
I have a 2011 iMac with 8 CPU cores, 8 GB RAM, Windows 7 Ultimate, a
Windows Experience Index of
6.9, and Dropbox runs on an SSD disk. So, pretty much a fast configuration I think.
The problem also appears on my other PC, an older laptop which is of magnitudes slower, but the problem is about the same there.
The Dropbox synch mechanism is fast as always, so it's not an issue with the Dropbox servers.
Does anybody know the problem? Is there some way to disable the Windows Explorer Shell integration of Dropbox, without disabling Dropbox altogether?