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Problem with Blender 3d and MacOS Beta

Problem with Blender 3d and MacOS Beta

peteratdrome
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Hi

 

I just updated to the MacOS Dropbox BETA on Monterey 12.6.3, and it all seem to be working perfectly, except for a problem with Blender 3D 3.4.

 

Blender seems to use a non standard file manager, maybe part of its cross platform development base, I assume.

 

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When I try to access my newly moved dropbox files (ie everything) from inside Blender I cannot get into the root dropbox folder. I can get to it via /users/user/library/cloudstorage but I cannot get further than that. This effects everything involving file diologues: open, save, export, import, linked textures, etc

 

I've tried setting up alias that go directly to points further within the file hierarchy, but they always just lead me to the root folder and stop me there.

 

I can double click on blender files within dropbox in the finder and they open fine, but if I try to save them they can't save back to dropbox.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions about how to fix or get around this? Do I need symlinks rather than aliases, or is there some sort of permission I need to set?

 

Cheers Peter

 

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Hannah
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Hey @peteratdrome, thanks for reaching out to us.

 

Since your Dropbox folder is now in ~/Library/CloudStorage, there are some things you need to know about this version of the Dropbox app.

 

Specifically, when it comes to some third party apps, might need to be allowed access as seen here, so that you can use them properly.

 

Let me know how it goes.


Hannah
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Hannah
Dropbox Staff
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Hey @peteratdrome, thanks for reaching out to us.

 

Since your Dropbox folder is now in ~/Library/CloudStorage, there are some things you need to know about this version of the Dropbox app.

 

Specifically, when it comes to some third party apps, might need to be allowed access as seen here, so that you can use them properly.

 

Let me know how it goes.


Hannah
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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peteratdrome
Explorer | Level 4
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Hi Hannah

 

that was exactly the help I needed! Much appreciated.

I needed to tick the box in Security & Privacy / Files and Folders.

All fixed.

 

thanks again

Peter

Hannah
Dropbox Staff
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That's great to hear, Peter, and I was happy to help!

 

If you need anything else, let us know.

 

Have a great week ahead! 🙂


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