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Dropbox keeps restarting after I close it.

Dropbox keeps restarting after I close it.

Ksilverbow
Explorer | Level 3

Don't know exactly where to put this but will try here. I don't want dropbox open unless I open it.  But I can't keep it closed. I have it set to not open on startup in both the preferences and I have also used my CCleaner to do the same. Sometimes after it has been closed through (and i have even gone through and done this through taskmaster) It will just open itself up like a happy little camper.) I don't want to uninstall it because I do use it but I don't want to use it unless I need it. This morning it just opened itself up and started syncing tons of folders, and I haven't asked it too. Any thoughts?

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Re: Dropbox keeps restarting after I close it.

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

@Ksilverbow wrote:

... This morning it just opened itself up and started syncing tons of folders, and I haven't asked it too. Any thoughts?


Hi @Ksilverbow,

Last evening, did you left Dropbox running when you shutdown your computer? 🧐 Take in mind that many environments restore running applications on next get in! 😉 Very likely this is your case.

Hope this helps.

Re: Dropbox keeps restarting after I close it.

Ksilverbow
Explorer | Level 3

I didn't shut down my computer and dropbox was closed when I went to bed.

Re: Dropbox keeps restarting after I close it.

Ksilverbow
Explorer | Level 3

And again this morning it was completely shut down, disabled and still it opened itself up and tried to sync a bunch of folders.

Re: Dropbox keeps restarting after I close it.

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hey @Ksilverbow, have you tried reinstalling the desktop app by any chance? 

Just remember that if you're on a Basic (free) account, since there’s a three device limit, you'll have to make sure that you have less than three devices already connected to continue.

Give it a try and let us know how it goes, thanks!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Dropbox keeps restarting after I close it.

Ksilverbow
Explorer | Level 3

Before I do the reinstall of it, is there a reason why I need to? Would it be corrupted? I don't mind doing a reinstall but if it is already installed. just want to know why I should. 

Re: Dropbox keeps restarting after I close it.

Daphne
Dropboxer
If the app is opening without being launched, then there could be an issue with the current installation you have @Ksilverbow.

If you're not taking any actions that could be prompting the app to launch, reinstalling would be a good place to start.

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Re: Dropbox keeps restarting after I close it.

Ksilverbow
Explorer | Level 3

I'll start there then it has been since sometime last year when I put it in because this was a new computer. 

Re: Dropbox keeps restarting after I close it.

Daphne
Dropboxer
Hey @Ksilverbow, just dropping in to see if you had the chance to reinstall the app yet? If not, just drop me a post here when you have - thanks!

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