I installed a (since years working) database program (f.e. xxx.exe) in a map on dropbox. When I execute the program in Dropbox, it does'nt find the first called dbf (database) and give an error message.
Hey @quido, thanks for reaching out to us here!
In general, we don't recommend syncing live databases with Dropbox as there can be many issues caused by this, which you can check out a bit more about here.
Having said that, can you let me know a little more about the error that you're getting? A screenshot (excluding any personal info) would be helpful.
If you try pause syncing, do you still get the error message?
Let me know and we can go from there!
In the earlier version of dropbox (a month ago) my own made xbase(fivetech) windows ...exe program could function on dropbox. In de new version it do not function any more??? The exe program do not find any more the databases linked.
Thanks for getting back to me here @quido!
This is just a troubleshooting step to see if there will be any change in the behaviour. If you try this, do you still get the same error?
Also, I'm assuming that the databases that are being accessed are also within the Dropbox folder, is that right?
Keep me posted!
Apologies if I wasn't clear @quido!
Are you still getting the error message when syncing is paused? I wasn't sure from your previous reply.
If you are still getting the error, can you please close the desktop app and try executing the program again. You can close the app by:
Also, please send a screenshot of the error message.
Thanks for the screenshot @quido!
Do you still get the error message when the the app is closed? I can see from your screenshot that the desktop app appears to still be running.
I have no problem when I use the dropbox map in the explorer column (the column with the maps download, desktop, documents... but what is the difference between using the content of this dropbox map and using dropbox via the dropbox shortcut.
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