Scanning for Changes, 3 days and counting

Scanning for Changes has been running for 3 days. In that time new items have not synced. I do not see much CPU time on the insync process nor much or network traffic so I am really wondering if it is doing anything.

I have been using insync for a while to backup our backup server. The main data folder is synced to a google account and it has been working great. I was impressed since the folder contains 2.94 TB in 317,960 files. However now insync appears stuck and I am unsure how to go about fixing it.

Any suggestions?

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Hi there, what OS are you on? Also, kindly send in your logs along with the link to this post to

Thank you :smile:

OS is Windows server 2008 R2.

logs.db from \AppData\Roaming\Insync has been sent to

Thank you

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I’m having this same issue on Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon.

Even after a fresh reboot I have the scanning icon. It hasn’t gone away in at least 3 weeks.

Have you sent in your logs? If not kindly do so along with the link to this post to

Thanks :smile:

Let’s pretend I don’t have intimate knowledge of how insync works or where the log files are kept. Where should I look for these log files ?

@Tyler_H: Apologies for the trouble, please try these steps: How to find the log files.


I am having the same issue. My app doesn’t sync on my Mac. Its been looking for change for the past 21 days. I tried deleting the account downloading the latest version and signing to back Google account and it keeps waiting to sync.

here is my log file :

Actually never mind. It seems re installing the app worked. :smile:

I’m having the same issue with version I am sending my logs to

I logged a ticket a couple days ago with the logs and never heard back from your support team.

How do get in contact with support? I logged a ticket 2 days ago and no response.

This is still a problem btw. If you have more than 700,000 files queued up for sync it slows to a crawl. The number decreases by 1 every two seconds.