So with work we tend to use dropbox for some rather large files. And on most of my computers I don’t have an issue with how dropbox functions. However I occasionally have issues where these large files remain on the system in a hidden file, and I will have to go in and clean out these old files.
Like today I had to go and remove about 200 gigs of old files. Now from what I’ve read dropbox is supposed to take care of this itself, but clearly it doesn’t happen all the time.
So here’s how you clean this out.
Hit the start button and type:
This will bring you to the dropbox cache where you can delete files that you have deleted from dropbox, but still remain on your system.
Now there’s two parts to the script. There’s the scan health part and the restore health part. You can run the first one by just running everything before the && but I typically run just both at the same time.
Now not that I’ve ever ran into it honestly but if it says something about “cannot find source files”
You need to get an iso of the exact same system Then run this.
Where the X is you need to change to the location of the drive where the iso is.
I’ll be honest I’d say 80% of the time the SFC command works if it’s just something that seems corrupt. The DISM I can’t say I’ve had a computer get fixed by that one, but I always run it to make certain things are working fine.
They’re fairly simple things you can do and it doesn’t hurt to try.