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Can't Drag Files to Dropbox Folder in Catalina

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Re: Can Drag Files to Dropbox Folder in Catalina

Helpful | Level 5

same here. only Dropbox folder in sidebar is affected. I tried removing and re-adding to sidebar but no change.

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Re: Can Drag Files to Dropbox Folder in Catalina

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Same problem on my side - crappy Catalina... 2 workarounds - Command+C followed by Command+V and then deleting files in the original destination or right-click the file and pick "move to Dropbox" - surprisingly this works. There was a pop-up about Dropbox rights right after the first restart of my Mac after Catalina upgrade, but I missed it and cannot find any longer...

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Re: Can Drag Files to Dropbox Folder in Catalina

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New member | Level 2

I have a similar issue: while I can use drag+drop to Dropbox folders in the Catalina Favorites Sidebar, I can only do so with "regular" folders. It stopped working for applications ("Apps") folders such as the one created by "Send to Dropbox". To be clear, I can drag+drop to all Dropbox folders in the sidebar except to those created by apps linked to my Dropbox. Workarounds such as cmd+c/v work, but it's still very annoying. Please fix this soon!

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Re: Can Drag Files to Dropbox Folder in Catalina

Helpful | Level 6

I can drag to any other folder in the sidebar. Just Dropbox folders in sidebar don't work.

If I drag and hover over the Dropbox folder incon in the sidebar for a sec, then it opens the folder in a new column (in column view). Then I can drop the files into that open folder. But then of course I have to navigate back to the original location if I want to drag more items.

I can also drag onto Dropbox folders in a Finder window. i.e. If I navigate to the root Dropbox folder in Finder, then drag a file from another Finder window onto the icon of a folder in the root Dropbox folder column, that still works. Just not in the sidebar.

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Re: Can Drag Files to Dropbox Folder in Catalina

Helpful | Level 6

Same here. I found that I can right click on the files and select "move to dropbox" as a workaround for now but it's frustrating to not have the usual drag and drop functionality. And it's only dropbox for me - Google Drive is fine for example. And only since Catalina upgrade.

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Re: Can Drag Files to Dropbox Folder in Catalina

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Since Drop box uploaded this new interface it is impossible for drag and drop. Moderator you did not answer the previous persons problem.

I cannot drag and drop my files into folders also. There is no set up screen to change this. 

please let me know the answer to this issue. 

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Re: Can Drag Files to Dropbox Folder in Catalina

Helpful | Level 5

Same here. Here's a screen recording.

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Re: Can't Drag Files to Dropbox Folder in Catalina

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I had the same issue. I found this solution worked for me. 

1. Hit Command+Option+Escape to bring up the “Force Quit” menu.

2. Choose “Finder” from the list and click on ‘Relaunch’ to quit and re-open the Finder app.

I got the suggestions from this website

I followed this link http://osxdaily.com/2015/09/07/drag-and-drop-not-working-mac-os-x-troubleshooting/

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Re: Can't Drag Files to Dropbox Folder in Catalina

Helpful | Level 7
This didn't work.
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Re: Can't Drag Files to Dropbox Folder in Catalina

Helpful | Level 6

Tried that and it did not fix it for me (either - as others have indicated).

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