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No such xattr: com.apple.fileprovider.ignore#P (error MacOs Ventura)

No such xattr: com.apple.fileprovider.ignore#P (error MacOs Ventura)

Wanft
Explorer | Level 4
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 Hello,

 

how can I set a folder to be ignored in MacOS ventura?

this one only works on on 12.3 and earlier: 

xattr -w com.dropbox.ignored 1

and the one supposed to work on 12.5 and above fails with No such xattr: com.apple.fileprovider.ignore#P (macos ventura 13.4)

xattr -d 'com.apple.fileprovider.ignore#P'

 

best regards.

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razorflash
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so the correct command is

 

 

 

xattr -w 'com.apple.fileprovider.ignore#P' 1 ./YOUR_FOLDER

 

 

 

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Hannah
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Hey @Wanft, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

 

Can you please let us know the exact version and sync status of the Dropbox app on your computer?

 

You can see that, by hovering over the Dropbox icon in your menu bar.

 

Have you already gone through the update process for the application, to the new Dropbox for macOS version?

 

Keep me posted.


Hannah
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dropbox.com/support


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Wanft
Explorer | Level 4
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Hi Hannah

 

MacOS: Ventura 13.4

Dropbox: 176.4.5108

 

Yeah, i've already migrated dropbox to "~/library/cloudstorage"

 

att.

Здравко
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@Wanft wrote:

 ... the one supposed to work on 12.5 and above fails with No such xattr: com.apple.fileprovider.ignore#P (macos ventura 13.4)

xattr -d 'com.apple.fileprovider.ignore#P'

...


Hi @Wanft,

Yes, of course, you need to set an attribute to be available and after that you can wipe it out (without error). If the attribute was removed already or has never been set, you'll get such error. 🤫 Just looks like some Dropbox staff, that write help articles, probably got engaged looking at some nearby colleagues (may be 😜) and replaced 'set' command to 'remove' command ( -w to -d etc.). Don't bother, people's feelings.

Hope this clarifies matter.

razorflash
Helpful | Level 6
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it's incredible how not reliable this is!!!

razorflash
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so the correct command is

 

 

 

xattr -w 'com.apple.fileprovider.ignore#P' 1 ./YOUR_FOLDER

 

 

 

Wanft
Explorer | Level 4
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Thanks Razor. Your answer is correct. the help docs are misleading.

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