I keep getting a message stating Dropbox needs to change permissions.
I can't do steps 5 or 6 as the options are greyed out. Can someone help?
#1.Select your home directory (the folder named after your computer's login) and press Command-I to "Get Info"
#2.Scroll down to the "Sharing & Permissions" section at the bottom of the Get Info window #3. If everything is grayed out, click on the gold lock at the bottom right of the window. You'll be prompted for your login password. You'll need admin access to edit the permissions. If you are unable to unlock these privileges, talk to your system administrator to give you access to this folder.
#4.Your name should already be on the list of sharing and permissions. If you aren't listed, then add yourself by clicking the button.
#5.Once your user is added, click your name and then click the gear menu at the bottom middle of the window, and choose "Make me the owner". If this option is grayed out you can skip to step 6.
#6. Click the gear again and choose "Apply to enclosed items".
This will allow Dropbox access to your home folder, Dropbox folder, and any required settings.
[Note: Another possible cause of these issues would be local network sharing or folder redirection preferences setup in folders or files within your Dropbox. Similar effects can also happen when your Dropbox folder or its system files are located in a mounted network drive or a remote location (like roaming profiles) since this could cause Dropbox to not have constant access or permissions to operate in those locations. This is especially an issue if other people in the network could be accessing the same data. For these reasons, I'd suggest that you ensure that your setup does not include any of the above scenarios. You may need to reach out to IT if your computer is in a corporate environment to check any of them.]
The error comes up only occasionally - Ill be sure to get a screenshot next time. I'm not sure which version but its a recent one as my iMac is only 2 months old. I just downloaded the latest Dropbox app in case.. I t'smacOS Catalina Version 10.15.6.