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Re: Stable Build 83.4.152

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is this the latest version?

 

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Re: Stable Build 83.4.152

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Yes! @damianos. slightly smiling face

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Re: Stable Build 83.4.152

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This version still seems to install one (1) 32bit program, which will not run on macOS 10.15 Catalina:

 

```

/Library/DropboxHelperTools/Dropbox_u503/atos

```

 

You can easily verify this by running `mdfind "(kMDItemExecutableArchitectures == 'i386') && (kMDItemExecutableArchitectures != 'x86_64')"`, to find all 32bit software.

 

It might not be used, as `cd /Library/DropboxHelperTools/; sudo grep -r atos .` doesn't give any results.

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Re: Stable Build 83.4.152

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It's time to make publishing release notes current with the release of the code a thing again. There should be very few occasions when that isn't possible for a company the size of Dropbox. Even 1-person shops on Github manage it.

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Re: Stable Build 83.4.152

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Found a bug with Catalina Finder right click menu while in dropbox folder. Getting double the number of context menus. Pls fix!

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Re: Stable Build 83.4.152

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Greetings all,

After DB auto-updated to 83.4.152, I noticed that the block-level syncing doesn't seem to be detecting changes anymore for my VeraCrypt container.

Before the update, everytime I dismount my VC encrypted container, DB will index the file and compare the deltas at the block-level -- syncing the block-level changes.  However, after the 152 update, I've noticed that even with lots of changes in the VC container, after I dismount, DB detects no changes to the encrypted file.  I end up having a bunch of conflicts when trying to sync between machines via the "rename the file and rename it back" approach.

Could someone share resolution or your similar experiences if you're also using encrypted containers with DB?

Thanks,

BPH

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Re: Stable Build 83.4.152

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Hey there,

I have a similar problem. Dropbox updated on 17th october to the new version 83.4.152. Since then the uploads seem to take much much longer for large files (~600MB). Is incremental sync not working anymore? Bevor this version I had upload times around 15 sec till 1 minute. Now it takes 25 min till 45 min.

It seems there has been a negative change.

Like bph2019 I also use an encrypted container (but EncFSMP not Veracrypt).

Greetings

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Latest Dropbox Version is Riddled with Bugs!

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The latest version of Dropbox (v83.4.152) for Windows 10 is a complete cluster**** that has me scrambling to find a good alternative.  Problems include the following:

1. No delta-syncing: Small changes to the end of large text files result in lengthy sync times, whereas before, syncing was almost instant.

2. No compression for complete file syncs: New large text files added to Dropbox take far less time to sync when they are zipped versus when they are not zipped, implying that Dropbox is not compressing its data transmissions. It used to take the same amount of time to sync large files whether I zipped them first or not.

3. Dropbox in Windows locks files that are syncing: Previously, Dropbox did not lock the files it was syncing, meaning that my VBA code in Excel could open syncing files for reading or writing, and could even delete them. Now it can do none of these until Dropbox has finished syncing the file.

4. Exiting Dropbox causes Microsoft Excel 2016 to crash: If I click "Exit Dropbox" while Microsoft Excel 2016 is open (especially if it is running VBA code), Excel *instantly* crashes. Not every time, but very often.

Note that I have the Microsoft Offfice Add-On DISABLED.  The "Badge" is also disabled in preferences.

I did report the problems to technical support, but got an illogical reply asking for screenshots.   I'm hoping the problems are addressed more thoughtfully here.

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Re: Latest Dropbox Version is Riddled with Bugs!

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Dropbox continuously crashes when it starts up saying  it "unexpectedly closed". I'm using this latest stable build and I try reinstalling it and it does nothing. What is going on! I'll need to find another service at this rate. Windows 10 x64

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Re: Latest Dropbox Version is Riddled with Bugs!

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I should point out that I do NOT use any encryption containers, which I could imagine would pose challenges for delta-syncing.  So delta-syncing is just plain HOSED!

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