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I had the same issue and was able to get overlay icons back using by doing this:
Hope that helps.
I have disabled SIP via Terminal in recovery mode, restarted, unlinked my dropbox, repaired permissions in dropbox preferences. Same problem. Quit and deleted the dropbox application, and reinstalled it with a fresh download from dropbox, v3.18.1. Same problem. I am currently running with SIP disabled. Every time I boot my computer or manually quit and restart dropbox the dialog for repairing permissions of my dropbox folder opens. I have done this half a dozen times but the dialog continually returns. No solution yet...
Funny Issue. I have Dropbox, Synology Cloud Station and Google Drive present. I won't disable SIP, since it is way more important to me to have a protection of vital system files than to have the icon in the sidebar.
Dropbox used mach_inject which won't work since SIP was introduced. But since 10.10 there is the Finder Sync API which should work with SIP enabled. My Google Drive icon isn't there either, so Google seams to use the same method.
Disabling Google Drives Icon integration doesn't fix it for me. But restarting Dropbox and Finder, after Google Drive has been launched, does, at least for a while. It seams the two integrations match each other in a way. Cloud Station didn't make a difference in my tests.
This issue is something the development team of Dropbox should have a look at. Disabling SIP is a crutch, not a fix.
I have completely lost the ability to use Dropbox at all on my MBP running 10.11 (El Capitan) and regrettably had to close my Dropbox account. I have spent a lot of time and effort following all of Robert S recommendations. Still, my dropbox does not upload files or sync. It begins and quits at some random point, showing a dialog forever that it is syncing even though it has stopped. Looking for alternatives...
I have finally resolved my issue with non-functioning Dropbox in Mac OSX El Capitan 10.11.5. My problem was a complete failure to sync, upload, anything and I tried all the suggestions here regarding finder integration, such as csrutil disable. None of that turned out to be my issue.
What finally resolved it for me was deletion of my Pro account and my Dropbox folder and starting over fresh. Perhaps this cleared a hidden cache? All is back to normal now.
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