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Dropbox for Gmail not showing login screen

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Yesterday, my Dropbox for Gmail popped up a screen saying I needed to log in, when I clicked the Dropbox icon in gmail. This was odd, as I was still logged into Dropbox when I clicked on the Dropbox icon in my system tray. 

 

In order to get my message out, I tried copying and pasting links into my e-mail, but the person I sent the e-mail to was unable to access the links. 


Today I tried uninstalling the extension AND dropbox, restarting my computer and setting it all up again. Naturally I came up against the device limit, and removed all devices but two, as that's all I need. Then I was able to log in in my Dropbox app in my system tray.

 

However, when I re-install the Dropbox for Gmail extension in Chrome, I get the same screen popping up saying I need to log in. 
I've tried finding something online about this but can't seem to find an answer. I've exhausted the steps I can think of to take. I would appreciate assistance here.


Thanks a lot.

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Re: Dropbox for Gmail not showing login screen

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Thanks, Daphne!

Well, my end goal is not to disconnect Gmail from Dropbox, but to get it working of course! :p

Actually, I had someone reach out to me from the Dropbox team. I thought maybe you had quarterbacked that. Then, the next day, Dropbox/Gmail started integrating properly again. I assumed the team had solved it, but then they reached out for more information. Maybe in checking something they unwittingly set something right. 

I'd still love to know what had gone wrong, but if it never happens again, I guess it won't matter.

 

Thanks very much for your help!

 

Orion

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Re: Dropbox for Gmail not showing login screen

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Doh! I neglected to mention that when the screen pops up requesting me to log in, and I click the Log In button, the log-in screen shows for a split second, then disappears, and I am returned to the Log In screen again. Consequently I am unable to log in in the Dropbox for Gmail extension at all, and the extension is unusuable. 

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Re: Dropbox for Gmail not showing login screen

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Hi there @Orion C., I hope you're having a good day so far!

Can you check your connected apps page here to see if the integration is still showing as active in your account?

If it's still showing there, can you try disconnected and reconnecting it again through Gmail?

Let me know how it goes!


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Re: Dropbox for Gmail not showing login screen

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Thanks very much for your reply, Daphne! I checked there and it's connected.

How do I disconnect it through gmail? Settings, installed add-ons? There is nothing listed in gmail under add-ons, btw, but I have a feeling you mean something else.

Thanks again!

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Re: Dropbox for Gmail not showing login screen

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Thanks for getting back to me here @Orion C., and apologies for the delayed reply!

 

You should be able to disconnect this from Dropbox when you check the "connected apps" page. You should see this option to the right of the entry there.

 

If you're still having issues with this though, I'd be happy to look into this further with you. Would you mind if I reached out to the email linked with your profile here?

 

Keep me posted!


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Re: Dropbox for Gmail not showing login screen

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Thanks, Daphne!

Well, my end goal is not to disconnect Gmail from Dropbox, but to get it working of course! :p

Actually, I had someone reach out to me from the Dropbox team. I thought maybe you had quarterbacked that. Then, the next day, Dropbox/Gmail started integrating properly again. I assumed the team had solved it, but then they reached out for more information. Maybe in checking something they unwittingly set something right. 

I'd still love to know what had gone wrong, but if it never happens again, I guess it won't matter.

 

Thanks very much for your help!

 

Orion

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Re: Dropbox for Gmail not showing login screen

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I'm glad to hear that it's working now @Orion C.!

 

Of course, after disconnecting we would have tried reconnecting to see if that did the trick, but not to worry!

 

I can see that your ticket is still open with our specialists so they may have a little further insight as to why this could have occurred. If you need assistance with anything else though, please feel free to get back to me here. 

 

I hope you have a great day ahead Orion!


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Re: Dropbox for Gmail not showing login screen

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Actually, Daphne, I do have something else. I made another post a few hours ago, but I have shared several folders with various collaborators, and for only one of them do I have this problem. It seems to take at least 36 hours for changes he makes to propagate to my dropbox. Very weird. 

I found a quirky work around... copy the files from the shared folder to a new subfolder of the shared folder and Bob's your uncle. VERY weird. 

 

I'm wondering if you've ever heard of this and might have any suggestions.

 

Thanks so much!

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Re: Dropbox for Gmail not showing login screen

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Alright, no problem @Orion C.!

 

I found the post that you're referring to and I'll have a look into this now and get back to you there, so we can keep the relevant info in the right place.

 

Cheers!


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Re: Dropbox for Gmail not showing login screen

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Hi Daphne,

I think I have a related question to this topic, hopefully.

 

I have 2 dropbox accounts, one with googlemail.com and another one with gmail.com.

But I can access my gmail.com (older one) only on my PC dropbox app or my old phone dropbox app.

Anywhere else I can only access googlemail.com account and every time I try to log in to dropbox gmail.com via web it always takes me to googlemail.com account. My new phone is also only able to open googlemail.com.

So at the moment my PC and my old phone are the only places I can open my older dropbox gmail.com account and I don't want to lose it and I want to use it via web, when I'm away.

 

How can I solve this to be able to see the gmail.com account on web or even in my phone app?

I don't want to lose any folders in any of these accounts, I need both available.

 

Another thing, when I add or update file in googlemail.com folder I can see it updated in gmail.com account but under different folder name. In googlemail.com it is called e.g. Dropbox but in gmail.com account the folder is called e.g. Dropabox, different folder name. They all contain the same files because over the time whatever I added through either account, it is always displayed in both. How did they get connected? The strange thing is that in my old gmail.com account I also have the Dropabox folder (same folder name as in googlemail.com) but it has different files in it. It is strange that it is connected and files uploaded in 2 accounts but 2 different folder names.

 

But my main concern is that I cannot open gmail.com account on dropbox web but only at home on my PC app and my old phone app.

 

Thanks for your help.

B.

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