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Dropbox won't open on my Mac and can't be uninstalled, any help?

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Dropbox can't open on iMac. I can't click on icon in taskbar beach ball spinning. Can't uninstall or move to trash as says app is open. I get this error message:  bn.BUILD_KEY: Dropbox
bn.VERSION: 60.4.107
bn.DROPBOXEXT_VERSION: failed
bn.is_frozen: True
machine_id: 14f7acac-0bf9-559a-ac30-e9cf57e58587
pid: 357
ppid: 1
uid: 501
user_info: pwd.struct_passwd(pw_name='russellmawdsley', pw_passwd='********', pw_uid=501, pw_gid=20, pw_gecos='RUSSELL MAWDSLEY', pw_dir='/Users/russellmawdsley', pw_shell='/bin/bash')
effective_user_info: pwd.struct_passwd(pw_name='russellmawdsley', pw_passwd='********', pw_uid=501, pw_gid=20, pw_gecos='RUSSELL MAWDSLEY', pw_dir='/Users/russellmawdsley', pw_shell='/bin/bash')
euid: 501
gid: 20
egid: 20
group_info: grp.struct_group(gr_name='staff', gr_passwd='*', gr_gid=20, gr_mem=['root'])
effective_group_info: grp.struct_group(gr_name='staff', gr_passwd='*', gr_gid=20, gr_mem=['root'])
DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH: None
cwd: '/'
real_path='/'
mode=0o40755 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=0o40755 uid=0 gid=0
HOME: '/Users/russellmawdsley'
appdata: '/Users/russellmawdsley/.dropbox/instance1'
real_path='/Users/russellmawdsley/.dropbox/instance1'
mode=0o40700 uid=501 gid=20
parent mode=0o40700 uid=501 gid=20
dropbox_path: '/Users/russellmawdsley/Dropbox'
real_path='/Users/russellmawdsley/Dropbox'
mode=0o40700 uid=501 gid=20
parent mode=0o40755 uid=501 gid=20
sys_executable: '/Applications/Dropbox.app/Contents/MacOS/Dropbox'
real_path='/Applications/Dropbox.app/Contents/MacOS/Dropbox'
mode=0o100755 uid=501 gid=20
parent mode=0o40755 uid=501 gid=20
trace.__file__: '/Applications/Dropbox.app/Contents/Resources/python-resources/python-packages-35.zip/dropbox/client/ui/common/boot_error.pyc'
real_path='/Applications/Dropbox.app/Contents/Resources/python-resources/python-packages-35.zip/dropbox/client/ui/common/boot_error.pyc'
not found
parent not found
tempdir: '/var/folders/b9/476w5nvx2ll0qkjh29m0bytm0000gn/T'
real_path='/private/var/folders/b9/476w5nvx2ll0qkjh29m0bytm0000gn/T'
mode=0o40700 uid=501 gid=20
parent mode=0o40755 uid=501 gid=20
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "dropbox/client/main.pyc", line 736, in wrapper
File "dropbox/client/main.pyc", line 5891, in finish_dropbox_boot
File "dropbox/client/main.pyc", line 5503, in _init_components_for_account
File "dropbox/sync_engine_boundary/factory.pyc", line 428, in make_sync_engine
AttributeError: 'SyncEngineFactory' object has no attribute '_NucleusClassicClient'

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Re: Dropbox won't open

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @Russhel, thanks for reaching out to us here!

 

From what I can see, it looks like you have a very old version of the desktop app installed there which could be causing the issue during the launch of the app.

 

Could you try downloading the latest version of the app from here to see if that does the trick?

 

Let me know how it goes!


Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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