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Dropbox app no longer open on Mac OS Mojave

Dropbox app no longer open on Mac OS Mojave

dockter
Explorer | Level 3

Even since I upgraded to Mac OS Mojave, my dropbox app no longer opens and my files no longer sync. I have reinstalled the latests dropbox app, but I keep encountering the same problem. When I launch Dropbox from the application folder, the icon flashes momentarily on the top of my screen but disappears. 

Suggestions?

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Re: Dropbox app no longer open on Mac OS Mojave

Mark
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Can you try an Advanced Reinstall please?


 


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Re: Dropbox app no longer open on Mac OS Mojave

dockter
Explorer | Level 3

I tried the advanced reinstall before with no success. I just tried it again, and the Dropbox app still fails to open. The icon flashes for a moment on the top menu bar and then disappears.

Any other suggestions?

Re: Dropbox app no longer open on Mac OS Mojave

dockter
Explorer | Level 3

I'm not sure Dropox is fully deinstalling. Nothing happens when I move the app to the trash and empty trash. Activity Monitor shows 2 versions of Dropbox Finder Integration.

Re: Dropbox app no longer open on Mac OS Mojave

luchsli2
New member | Level 2

I have exactly the same issue, but only on my iMac, not on my Mac Book Pro, both with MacOS 10.14.2 installed... Any solution known so far?

Re: Dropbox app no longer open on Mac OS Mojave

dockter
Explorer | Level 3

No luck so far. I'm looking to shift to iCloud.

Re: Dropbox app no longer open on Mac OS Mojave

JohnS2
New member | Level 2

I just tried the Advanced reinstall on my Mac, and it cleared my sync problem. You should definitely add this to the troubleshooting main page. it would save a lot of questions.

Re: Dropbox app no longer open on Mac OS Mojave

Andre B.3
New member | Level 2

 

 

 

Re: Dropbox app no longer open on Mac OS Mojave

JohnS2
New member | Level 2
Lots of apps don’t pass the apple “gatekeeper”. That doesn’t mean they’re bad or incompatible. Dropbox doesn’t run as an app per se in Mac; it’s integrated into the Finder now. It worked fine until we had a sudden brownout/power outage the other day.

Re: Dropbox app no longer open on Mac OS Mojave

paulluedtke
New member | Level 2

Try using Cleanmymac (3 or X) to deinstall the Dropbox app.  Then reinstall the app by downloading it and reinstalling.   

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