I have three machines that I have been using drop box on. A 16 inch macbook pro, a 13 inch mac book pro and my iphone. Recently, within the last few months I constantly get the pop up that I have to unlink one of my machines. From the best I can tell it is counting my 16 macbook pro twice. Once when contected to internet and a second time when it is connected through a company vpn. Is there any way to 'convince' drop box it is one machine?
Yes, seems that's a old issue. I had multiple (more than 2) "instances" in the same list of same machine. Reasons could be different - starting from Dropbox application bug to unintended reinstall, without unlink before (so Dropbox thinks previous connection is alive still). Clearance could be done as unlink the particular device (in your case - MacBook Pro), which will remove one of the entries, and before link it back, remove the other entry. Finally, after link the device back, a single/unique entry will be there.
Hope this helps.
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