Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· mrfoto

Get rid of Dropbox conflicted copies

If you are like me and have multiple computers with spotty internet connection this happens all the time.

Warning: This will delete your conflicted copies

If you are not sure about deleting them, DON'T

find ~/Dropbox/ -path "*(*'s conflicted copy [0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]*" -exec rm -f {} \;

If you just want to find out about your conflicted copies, then run this:

find ~/Dropbox/ -path "*(*'s conflicted copy [0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]*" -print

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Thank you! This is very helpful. We run a small non-profit radio station that uses DropBox extensively to upload audio audio elements for three different music formats. Because we're located on a rural island, Internet service leaves a lot to be desired. Getting rid of these conflicted copies means that listeners won't hear outdate weather forecasts (important here in hurricane country) and yesterday's newscasts. Many, many, thanks!

over 1 year ago ·

Wow, that's great news :D Glad to help :)

over 1 year ago ·