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I'm running an old version of dropbox, except it is the latest version?

I'm running an old version of dropbox, except it is the latest version?

Roy O.
New member | Level 1

I have installed nautilus-dropbox-2015.10.28-1.fc10.x86_64 rpm package from https://www.dropbox.com/install

When I try to log on, I get the message "You're using an old version of Dropbox".

What's  up?

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Re: I'm running an old version of dropbox, except it is the latest version?

Tatu S.
New member | Level 1

Exactly the same problem here mate.

What is going on?

Re: I'm running an old version of dropbox, except it is the latest version?

Douglas L.3
New member | Level 1

I assume you guys are running Linux. I'm still new to Linux and my steps may not be entirely clean, but it works for me and the way I solved this is by opening the command line (Ctrl+Alt+T).

The following steps, do it without the quotation marks. If I say type "abc", type abc

type "dropbox" and hit enter
type "start" to see if it's running.

If dropbox is runnning, then type "stop"

Now type "dropbox start"

You should get a warning that daemon is not installed or something and the command prompt will tell you to type "dropbox start -i"

So do as it says and wait for the install to finish and it should work.

Re: I'm running an old version of dropbox, except it is the latest version?

Ignacio E.1
New member | Level 1

The same problem here.

Re: I'm running an old version of dropbox, except it is the latest version?

Ignacio E.1
New member | Level 1

I have solved the problem!!!


Just rename “.dropbox” and “.dropbox.dist” in your home directory. I also removed the dropbox package and installed it again, but I don't think it's necessary. Then, type "dropbox start"; the program will complain and ask you to type “dropbox start -i”. Do it, it will download the private part of the program and that's all.


The source of the problem were were the old “.dropbox” and “.dropbox.dist”.

 

Re: I'm running an old version of dropbox, except it is the latest version?

Joe R.18
Explorer | Level 4
This worked. Mint 17.3.

Re: I'm running an old version of dropbox, except it is the latest version?

TylerJordan
New member | Level 2

Rename ONLY .dropbox-dist (not .dropbox) UNLESS you want to forget your old settings.

 

THEN run "dropbox start -i" ... that's it, let it update and you are done.  No idea why it can't update itself.  Real pain in the *** dropbox crew. Been this way for years now ... makes me think they don't care much about the Linux community. Hope they fix this problem.

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