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datbase executable programs

quido
Explorer | Level 3

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.

 

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Re: datbase executable programs

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

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!

 


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xbase programs

quido
Explorer | Level 3

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.

Re: datbase executable programs

quido
Explorer | Level 3

Pause syncing is not a solution. As I sayd earlier, I had no problems with the same program in the earlier version of Dropbox, ca. a month ago...

Re: datbase executable programs

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

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!


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Re: datbase executable programs

quido
Explorer | Level 3

The databases are of course within the same folder of the exe

I do not understand what I have to try...

Re: datbase executable programs

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

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: 

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in your system tray/menu bar.
  2. Click the profile pic/initials icon in the top right of the window.
  3. Choose "Quit Dropbox"

Also, please send a screenshot of the error message.

Thanks!


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Re: datbase executable programs

quido
Explorer | Level 3

I quit dropbox like you said

I try to send you a screenshot of the error message

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Re: datbase executable programs

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

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.


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Re: datbase executable programs

quido
Explorer | Level 3

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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