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Will I be forced to update Dropbox, and if so, when will this be, and what will happen?

Will I be forced to update Dropbox, and if so, when will this be, and what will happen?

discofuel
Helpful | Level 6

My last post was moved into a thread that had already been solved but didn't answer my question, so it just hid it.

 

I'd appreciate an answer to the questions below.

 

I'd like to know if/when I will be forced to update to the new Dropbox?

 

As mentioned, updating Dropbox and moving my files to /Library/CloudStorage will not work for me, so I need to plan accordingly.

 

Currently, I haven't updated, and I'm continuing to use Dropbox perfectly.

 

Will there come a time when Dropbox forces me to update?

 

If so, when will this be?

 

What will be the process?

 

Will I wake up one day and Dropbox says I can no longer use it without updating. Or will it update automatically?

 

Will Dropbox attempt to move my entire 2GB folder (and millions of files) to the Library/CloudStorage folder?

 

What happens if there is not enough space on the volume? Will it copy some of it and then run out of space? What will happen to my Dropbox account at this point?

 

My entire business is built around Dropbox, so if one day I'm suddenly unable to use my account, it will be disastrous.

 

Thanks

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Walter
Dropbox Staff

Hi there @discofuel, thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.

 

I understand your frustration around the rollout for full support of Dropbox for macOS 12 and higher.

 

We want to provide customers with the best possible experience In order to do this, we chose to have an extensive integration with macOS, which has required additional testing.

 

We’re continuing to work on this and in most cases, you can expect to receive the updated version of Dropbox for macOS by the end of May 2023. In the meantime, to join our beta you can turn on early releases.

 

As for what to expect with this update, you can have a look here and here.

 

Please be assured that we are working very hard to have a smooth transition between macOS versions to ensure that you always have access to all your files. 

 

I know this is not much, but I hope it helps to some extent. 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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asr55555
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No one wants this "update". Do the right thing for your users and stop. Loyal customers will be forced to change providers.

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