Delete old dropbox txn files

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pcholsman

22 Feb, 2024 10:21 PM

Is there a date before which I can safely delete txn files from Dropbox? My free storage is full and I don't really want to buy more. The txn folder is just over 2gb

  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 23 Feb, 2024 05:48 AM

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    Personally I would use toolbox to force reset sync settings.
    Then delete all the .moneydancesync sub folders.
    Then setup sync again.

    Backup first.

  2. 2 Posted by pcholsman on 23 Feb, 2024 04:09 PM

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    So you're implying that the sync file once the sync is completer has no further function or purpose?

  3. 3 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 23 Feb, 2024 04:17 PM

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    The sync files in Dropbox are not relevant / needed for your dataset. If you are using syncing then txn files get put into Dropbox and consumed by the other computer. Once consumed, then the other computer doesn’t need them either.

    There is a slight difference if you are using iOS app too.

    But regardless. Reset sync settings. Blow it all away. Set sync up again from scratch.

    The alternative is to force refresh sync data. That will send a new trunk file via sync to the new computers and then delete the txn files. This is easier, but you have to have enough space temporarily in Dropbox to all this to happen.

  4. 4 Posted by pcholsman on 23 Feb, 2024 04:19 PM

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    Thanks, and I do like the Toolbox extension very much.

  5. pcholsman closed this discussion on 23 Feb, 2024 04:19 PM.

  6. Stuart Beesley (Mr Toolbox) re-opened this discussion on 23 Feb, 2024 05:03 PM

  7. 5 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 23 Feb, 2024 05:03 PM

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    Toolbox 🧰 +1 😃

  8. Ethan closed this discussion on 25 Feb, 2024 03:06 AM.

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