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folders can’t be opened because you don’t have permission to see its contents.

folders can’t be opened because you don’t have permission to see its contents.

driceman1086
New member | Level 2

I keep on getting this message whenever I try to access the folders desktop, downloads, documents. How do we fix this ???

The folder “Desktop” can’t be opened because you don’t have permission to see its contents.

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Walter
Dropbox Staff

Hey @driceman1086, sorry to hear you're having issues with this

 

Could you send us a screenshot of the exact error you're getting so that we can have a visual too?

 

Also, what is the desktop app's version and status as shown in your menu bar/system tray?

 

Can you access those folders normally from your backups page

 

Keep me posted!


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Neilime
New member | Level 2

Hello, you can add the right with the terminal on macOS :

My folder Desktop can be found in ~/Dropbox/Mac/Desktop

 

To add the rights :
$ cd ~/Dropbox/Mac

$ chmod +x Desktop

 

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