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