So two things just randomly happened.
1) Dropbox didn't start automatically when I booted up the computer. Then, when I finally noticed this,
2) I went and started it manually, and now there's some random file that can't sync. Seriously, what the heck is parent.lock and why can't it be synced?!
Access denied on a file means that Dropbox can't access that file (usually it's because another application is already using it) thus, Dropbox can't sync it.
In your case, the file is a .lock, it's a lock file. Someone or some application restricted the access to that file "Parent" and now Dropbox can't access it anymore.
To resume Dropbox syncing you'll have to unlock it: either manually or by closing the application locking it.
I hope this helps!
The issue went away after I deleted Firefox Portable.
However, now I'm using Mozilla Thunderbird Portable and it's happening again.
Why does it keep happening only with Mozilla products?? And when is Dropbox going to fix this?!
Needless to say, I do not like having my software choices be dictated by the mere whim of a Dropbox tech-support team.
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