I have been using Dropbox Basic for many years and had just removed my old Mac from the device list and connected it to a new MacOS Catalina.
For some reason, whenever I made changes to my Music (iTunes) library, Dropbox would start syncing the changes.
It had never happened before with the old Mac. Please help me disconnect Dropbox from Music Library. Much appreciated.
Hi Jay, thanks for your response.
Dropbox computer backup was never set up in either of my Macs.
I had actually read the article you referred to, what's shown on my Dropbox desktop app preferences is: Set up.
As of now I had unlinked both Macs under Settings upon signing in Dropbox.com while leaving iPhone and iPad linked. I also removed the Dropbox folder and all its contents from both computers.
Problem started last week. I installed Dropbox desktop app to new Mac, and later was copying iTunes to new Mac, all of a sudden a Dropbox notification coming from Dropbox app on menu bar saying that my dropbox was full!! I never meant to back up my music to Dropbox and reckoned I must have done something wrong with the Dropbox installation configuration. Because the music file was located at the same drive as Dropbox link on my computer.
Those iTunes ~.itdb files would show up in my Dropbox folder whenever I made a change to the music folder under iTunes/Music preferences. Under Desktop Dropbox app preferences, the Dropbox folder location was: Applications in old Mac and Username Folder in new Mac.
Would appreciate some insights, as I found, personally, the Dropbox install and configure step-by-step process is a little unclear, e.g. at one stage, there is the choice of 2 sets of options.
Many thanks, Catherine
I did not complete the music library transfer. When I saw my Dropbox filling up last week showing a new folder named "myname-imac.local", I started deleting files in the folder through Dropbox.com sign-in.
As mentioned in last message, the dropbox location is different with the old and new mac, does that contribute to the reason why those ~.itldb files appearing in Dropbox folder.
Which default location or the correct path should I use when I next install the app, in order to avoid those files from showing up again.
What is the most updated version of desktop Dropbox app for Mac Catalina? A video/article on step-by-step install/config instructions would be most appreciated.
Hey Jay, thanks for your links.
After much experimenting, some new development.
What I did:
Unlinked all desktop Macs from devices on my online account.
Removed DB desktop app from both old and new Mac as well as Dropbox folder from sidebar.
(System Preferences--Security & Privacy--Accessibility- to remove Dropbox under Allow the apps below to control your computer.)
What happened now:
When I performed the functions listed below with Music app, a Dropbox Folder would be generated automatically with various files popping up and the time under the Date Modified column in Finders would update itself accordingly. This process happens even after I deleted the Dropbox Folder. (see Screenshot)
Open Music app - Extras.itdb, Genius.itdb, Preferences.plist
Quit Music app - Application.musicdb
Change Preferences Media Music folder location - Library.musicdb, Library Preferences.musicdb
Any idea how I could stop Dropbox Folder from auto activate whenever I access Music app?
Right now, my Music library is empty, but I am worried that when I moved my old iTunes library to new Mac, Dropbox would start to sync and fill up my online account. I really need to fix this before reinstalling Dropbox Desktop app again.
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