I've been a user of Dropbox for a few years now. Just recently I noticed that files with the extension com.dropbox.attributes started to appear in some dropbox sub-folders.
- I create a new directory in dropbox with the intention of adding some image files.
- I add the image files to the new directory
- The files begin to sync and then new files start to appear with the same names of the files I'm syncing but appended with the extension com.dropbox.attributes. Each of these additional files is ~160 bytes.
- These com.dropbox.attributes files are also visible in the DropBox.com web client. And they sync to other machines with the same dropbox account.
Example: I'll add: IMG_1195.JPG a 1.6MB file. And then the following will appear seconds later: IMG_1195.JPG/com.dropbox.attributes at 160 bytes. And the contents of this new file is a bunch of hexadecimal values.
Why is this? How do I make it stop?!
It's very noisy.