This is not really an error message, but I couldn't think of a better category for this issue.
Within the last few days, dropbox has been acting strangely. I have been getting permission pop-ups every 30-60 minutes from "Dropbox Update" asking for permission to access files on my hard disk. Regardless of clicking yes or no, it still continues to pop up. I have not changed anything between the time that it did work and now, as far as folder locations, so file permissions should not be a problem as they DID work and have access in the past.
There are no presentable error messages, and floating the mouse pointer over the dropbox tray icon displays: "Version 14.4.19 - Up to date", so I'm confused as to why the updater is constantly asking for access permissions, let alone so frequently.
Sounds like the Dropbox client is trying to update itself but failing, then continuing to try again repeatedly. Something must be preventing the update from succeeding. The "Up to date" message isn't referring to your client version, but the sync status of your files. The latest releases are 15.4.22 for stable and 16.3.27 for beta.
Try a manual update instead, by installing the latest version of Dropbox.
@Rich You're right. Upon downloading the installer and attempting an update, I now receive the error message "Dropbox Update installation failed with error 0x80004002". This happens for both the online and offline installers. Deactivating my antivirus does nothing to help the situation. I'm at a loss as to what to do.
Attempts to update dropbox online or offline resulted in the Windows error 0x80004002.
Uninstalled Dropbox, restarted Windows, re-installed Dropbox from scratch. Restart windows. Seems OK so far. Best of luck.
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