It was previous very simple to generate a link of a file to share by right click. But now that function is changed and you can only select a few apps/programs to use to share. This is not very convenient at all. Can you bring that feature back? thanks.
I don't quite understand your question. You are still able to create a shared link to any file or folder. You can find instructions how to create a shared link here:
Looks like you're missing the Dropbox Finder integration 😞
This is the tool that helps us display icons and context menus and shortcuts to share your files 😉
I also notice that you are missing the overlay icons (e.g.the green check mark). This happens when Dropbox isn't running, you're not in the Dropbox folder or you're missing the Finder integration.
To troubleshoot this, we'd need you to answer those questions:
Is Dropbox running and syncing? check the icon in the menu bare upper right hand corner.
Open Finder. Is the Dropbox toolbar icon visible in Finder? The tool bar icon in Finder is the square/dropdown with a Dropbox icon that has the same options the context menus would show (e.g. "share link").
Does the Dropbox logo show in the Finder side bar or is it just a plain folder icon? I can see that in your screenshot, it is a plain logo, it is very likely that you are not in your Dropbox folder!
You should make sure you're in the Dropbox folder and not just a folder called Dropbox before reading below.
For the other users, keep on:
Is the Finder extension installed? To check this go to "System Preferences" and look for "Extensions". Look for an item called "Finder" in the side bar and click it. If the extension is installed you should see an entry for Dropbox.
Is the extension running? To check this, open "Activity Monitor". Once there use the search bar to look for "Dropbox". If the extension is running, you should see a white box icon called "Dropbox Finder Integration".
Let us know your answers 🙂
The finder integration seems to be working fine for you this is a good news 🙂
Do you have the overlay icons on your file (green check mark)?
Do you have a Dropbox icon in finder on the upper right hand corner (and if you click on it, you get the option to create a share link)?
I send a video file as An Attachment. I can open it but my recipient get this message.
The following attached file was dropped from the original message because it violated the executable file attachment policy:
There's nothing for Dropbox to do here. The recipient's mail client (or mail system) is blocking access to the file. They'll need to configure it to allow the messages/attachments through.
It sounds like the recipient might be using Outlook, so they might want to start here:
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