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I chatted with support in Dropbox and they could not help me. I uploaded the relevant screen shots, explained the problem, and they said they couldn't do anything. Very disappointing in a company I've had a relationship with for years.
Really wish I could help ... because no doubt I'll be plagued with this problem again if the solution isn't found.
FWIW my Dropbox app has been updated (unbeknownst to me) to version 147.4.4800, and my Mac (2021 MBPro) is running macOS Monterey 12.3.1 (21E258). I'm not aware of any other changes on my system that made Finder search mysteriously start working and so far, thankfully, the problem hasn't returned.
Did a search and found that other folks are having Finder search problems with Microsoft OneDrive, and I thought I saw some also with Google Drive.
Mac OS's "File Provider API" is deeply involved in this (according to DropBox support, as mentioned in my earlier post). Either the API is buggy or the API is being implemented incorrectly. DropBox developers need to demand Apple engage on this.
Hey @jseliger, thanks for the nudge here and sorry to see you're having trouble.
Can you let us know what kind of troubleshooting steps you've tried so far?
For example, have you also tried restarting both your computer and the Dropbox app (by quitting and relaunching it)?
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