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Syncing icons on the files in the Dropbox folder have changed

Syncing icons on the files in the Dropbox folder have changed

johnrinek
Helpful | Level 6

Hello
The Finder Extension Icons indicating whether a file or folder is Online Only or Available Offline are showing up in my Finder, however, the statuses are incorrect. For instance a folder that contains files that are both Online Only files and Available Offline files is showing a cloud icon, when it should be showing a white circle with a green checkmark and green outline. I think the Finder Extension is confused. Is there a way to reset the Finder Extension so the icons show correctly without changing the Online Only or Available Offline settings that I have for my files/folders? I do not want to change the statuses of my files/folders, I just want the icons to indicate the statuses correctly. Thank you.
Mac 10.14.6
Dropbox 152.4.4880

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arigoldfilms
Collaborator | Level 10
Yes, I am pleased that they have individually reached out and stemmed the bleeding by getting us individually reverted to the old system. But they are warning us that they may not be able to keep this in place. I am also hoping that having the long on ramp will encourage them to figure out how to make icons that work for workflow.

allyf9
Explorer | Level 4

Hi all, 

Still a problem here in January. No updates have changed it back. 

Thanks to everyone who have tried to keep this issue prominent. I'm hoping they will work with me as well to revert the icons. 

@dropbox, please add an extra icon to indicate this important information once again.

arronhawk3
New member | Level 2

Correct the highlighted errors and try again

 

rusdom
Collaborator | Level 9

Since it doesn't seem there will be a change back to the old sync icon meanings, any word on if we can just simply get one more icon to denote if a folder has mixed online/offline files in it? This one update would fix so much of the problem. Reverting back to the old/better sync icon meanings would solve the problem best... But since that doesn't seem to be an option, just adding one more icon to show if a folder has mixed online/offline files would be tremendously helpful. Honestly, this is a constant/daily pain that takes hours of my time to work around—ie searching through thousands of folders, all with the same cloud icon, to try to find any rouge filed buried within that can be made Online Only. I can't say enough how incredibly much it would help the situation if Dropbox could just add one more icon to denote if a folder has a mix of online/offline files. 

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