Remove dropbox conflicted files on Mac or Linux using Terminal

9 thoughts on “Remove dropbox conflicted files on Mac or Linux using Terminal

  1. Cannot thank you enough!
    I copied something like 15,000 files when I was reformatting my computer to an external, and then placed them back in to my dropbox folder. I didn’t want to wait ages for it to synch via wifi, but instead ended up with conflicted copies of everything. Your code deletes it instantly, so thank you!

  2. Hey, on the Mac (and on some UNIX systems), the find command can take a -delete option. So the easiest way to do this is:

    find . -type f -name “* conflicted *” -print
    (that will list out all the conflicted files), then

    find . -type f -name “* conflicted *” -delete

  3. It didn’t work for me (MAC) but using your code i made one that worked for me:

    find . -type f -name “*conflict*” -exec rm -f {} \;


  4. Thanks, very helpful when I am home and can run Linux/Ubuntu; tried it today in my Win XP terminal and did not work. Is there a version of the script that would work in Win XP ?

    1. Hi Alvin, I’m not as familiar with the windows console as I work mostly on the mac. If you find the answer, could you post it back here?

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