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Re: Update directly from Stable Builds page instead of allowing Dropbox macOS app to autoupdate?

Stable Build 167.4.4719

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Dropbox Staff

Thanks for using Dropbox! The desktop client is regularly updated with many improvements and fixes including the following:
 
Features in this update:

  • Improved migration and initial sync performance for Dropbox for macOS.
  • Improved initial backup performance for large external drives. 

 
Fixes in this update:

  • Fixed a bug that prevented online-only files from being launched from the File Explorer on certain versions of Windows 10 and above. 
  • Fixed a bug where Mac users were unable to make sync progress or download online-only files. 
  • Fixed an issue where computer backup appeared to back up indefinitely. 
  • Fixed an issue for some macOS users who were experiencing crashes when opening the Dropbox desktop app.
  • Fixed a bug for some macOS users who were stuck in a syncing state. 

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Windows Standard Installer Offline Installer (32 Bit)
Offline Installer (64 Bit)
Mac OS X Standard Installer (Universal) Offline Installer (Intel)
Offline Installer (Apple Silicon)
Linux x86_64 Offline Installer x86 Offline Installer
 

Auto-updates: In progress

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JoePL
Helpful | Level 7
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After updating to this version, I got a prompt from Dropbox to update the app, stating it would move my files to a new secure location (I assume the /CloudStorage folder). I did NOT enable the update because this version seems to be working, and the last time I allowed the Dropbox MacOS app to update, I had all sorts of syncing issues once all my Dropbox files got moved to the /Users/Username/Library/CloudStorage/ folder.

Moving forward, is it best to simply download the install files from this Stable Builds site rather than letting the app auto-update?

 

pineman
Collaborator | Level 8

'I assume the /CloudStorage folder'

This is the way to go. I would advise allowing the move to be carried out.

 

'Update directly from Stable Builds page instead of allowing Dropbox macOS app to autoupdate'

Autoupdate will automatically update to the stable build shown here within a day or two anyway.

 

 

pineman
Collaborator | Level 8

'crashes alle the time since then and doesn't sync.'

Works ok for me. Have you tried reinstalling the earlier stable version?

JoePL
Helpful | Level 7

When you allowed it to auto-update and move all your files to a /Cloudstorage folder, did you find that the Spotlight indexing still worked fine? I'm a little worried about allowing the auto-update because it's working great right now with all my files in the older /User/Dropbox/ folder location. The last time I let Dropbox move all my files to the /CloudStorage folder, it completely screwed up Spotlight indexing. 

pineman
Collaborator | Level 8

Everything worked perfectly and I've had several updates since carrying out the move last Autumn. The only thing I had to do with some apps, that use Dropbox, was to 'point them' to the new location of the folder.

 

Spotlight indexing still works perfectly.

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