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Re: Dropbox files no longer inherit folder permissions

Re: Dropbox files no longer inherit folder permissions

Brian1
Collaborator | Level 10

Did anybody ever end up getting more information from Advanced Support in the last few weeks?

Meanwhile, there's a new version (92.4.382) to test and be disappointed by in all likelihood.

Re: Dropbox files no longer inherit folder permissions

Bradbox99
Explorer | Level 3

We still have the same issue as well. Support only told us to uninstall and re-install. Not much of a support team.

Still waiting for a solution Dropbox.....

Re: Dropbox files no longer inherit folder permissions

Brian1
Collaborator | Level 10

Latest word from support (this week) is that the engineering team is still looking into it, but in the meantime, they suggested the .dropbox.cache folder workaround discussed above.

 

Reading into that, I take it that they're admitting that something is going to be done about this feature/bug sooner or later.

Re: Dropbox files no longer inherit folder permissions

dragoner
Helpful | Level 5

The simple answer would be to roll back to the previous version that had was working perfectly well. Can picture them now, hanging off the fans throwing bananas at each other.

Re: Dropbox files no longer inherit folder permissions

JCubio
New member | Level 2

For those who use dropbox in windows server,

Try adding the "authenticated user" in the ".dropbox.cache" folder. 

 

I used this as a work-around, it is working fine so far. 

Waiting for users to complain again. LOL

Re: Dropbox files no longer inherit folder permissions

dragoner
Helpful | Level 5

Hey JCubio,

 

Isn't that just the same as what was previously suggested and adding "Users" or "domain users"... or whatever?

 

Re: Dropbox files no longer inherit folder permissions

John L.2
Dropboxer

Hi all,

 

Thanks for your reports.  We've posted a beta build which attempts to fix this issue.  Let us know if you continue to see issues.

 

https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-desktop-client-builds/Beta-Build-94-3-371/m-p/403219#M5817

 

Thanks!

--J

Re: Dropbox files no longer inherit folder permissions

Akena
New member | Level 2

I updated software with the following patch.  Files are now inheriting proper permissions correctly, as before.

 

https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-desktop-client-builds/Beta-Build-94-3-371/td-p/403219

 

I very much appreciate that DropBox created a solution.  The timeline left a lot to be desired but I'm glad we got a fix.

Re: Dropbox files no longer inherit folder permissions

Brian1
Collaborator | Level 10

Thanks for testing (I hadn't yet had the opportunity).

 

I will later today though with the just-released stable build 94.4.384.

 

Update: That stable build doesn't seem to have the feature. I guess they're keeping it only in the betas for now, despite the misleading versioning.

 

Yet, this is in the release notes for it:

 

"Fixed an issue where newly added or edited files were not reinheriting permissions of their parent folders on Windows"

 

Update 2: Disregard the above. I apparently downloaded too early using the "offline" link. Despite having a file called "Dropbox 94.4.384 Offline Installer.exe," it actually installed v93, which I didn't notice until today. Testing with the actual v94 does show that the permissions problem is solved.

Re: Dropbox files no longer inherit folder permissions

KiwiMark
Explorer | Level 4

It's been 4 months. It would be interesting to hear how many have moved to other platforms by now. I only have one client affected - they have moved to OneDrive.

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