Consolidating sync folder on DropBox

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john100

20 Feb, 2020 03:23 PM

My V3 folder on DropBox now contains nearly 1500 files. When I open the Android app the initial sync takes well over a minute - presumably because of the number of files. Is there a way to consolidate the data in the sync files?

(Moneydance 2019.3 (1881), Beta Android app last updated 25 Aug 2019)

  1. 1 Posted by jeff_l on 23 Feb, 2020 01:31 PM

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    Hi John,

    Yes there is a way to consolidate the files in the V3 folder.

    First make sure all your syncing devices are in sync. Make a backup of your DataSet on your primary computer.

    Shut down MoneyDance on all your devices.

    Go to Dropbox either on line or locally & Delete the folder .moneydancesync

    Now start MoneyDance on your primary computer. This instance of Moneydance will rebuild your
    .moneydancesync folder on Dropbox. It may take a few minutes to do this, but usually less than 3 minutes.

    If you now go back into Dropbox you will see that your V3 folder now just contains a handful of files. Further, your main dataset will have shrunk as well.

    It might sound scary, but I’ve already done it once today myself!

    Jeff – Fellow User

  2. 2 Posted by john100 on 24 Feb, 2020 07:10 PM

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    Thank you - worked perfectly.

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