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Syncing isn't working automatically on Catalina

Re: Syncing issues in macOS Catalina

yetson
Helpful | Level 6

@Tshu I did this way:

-dropbox app with accessibility and files&folders access to /Desktop on (MacOS feature)

-unlink

-rename /dbx folder to /dbx1

-reinstall app

-link account

-start fresh sync from cloud

greetings,

Re: Syncing issues in macOS Catalina

Tshu
Helpful | Level 5

@yetson This doesn't work for me (;. After following your instructions and fully sync from the cloud, I replace the Dekstop folder in the ~/Dropbox with a symlink, however, dropbox cannot detect change unless pause and restart it. Anyway, thanks for your detailed reply

Re: Syncing issues in macOS Catalina

marcelocx
Helpful | Level 6

@Tshu do you have symlinks in your Dropbox folder? Thanks,

Re: Syncing issues in macOS Catalina

Tshu
Helpful | Level 5

Yes, I have. As I pointed out early, dropbox currently not work well with symlinks.

Re: Syncing issues in macOS Catalina

marcelocx
Helpful | Level 6

OK. I did what you said. I am re syncing all my Dropbox files right now. I hope this works. Thank you very much.

Re: Syncing issues in macOS Catalina

Tshu
Helpful | Level 5

yeston's solution doesn't work on my side.

Re: Syncing issues in macOS Catalina

marcelocx
Helpful | Level 6

Yeston's solution doesn't work for me neither 😞

Re: Syncing issues in macOS Catalina

chrisacam
Collaborator | Level 8

The Solved notification should be removed as this is obviously still a problem for many people, including myself.

Dropbox support have been terrible with this and keep insisting the problem relates to hard links.

The files not synching for me are not any kind of links and are normal files such as office documents, PDF's and pictures.

I have tried the suggested solutions, but still no joy.

Come on Dropbox, this is bad.

Re: Syncing issues in macOS Catalina

poordragon
New member | Level 2
I have the same problem

Re: Syncing issues in macOS Catalina

ChuckOfScottsda
Helpful | Level 5

This doesn't work. I've reinstalled, restarted, bought a faster modem, connected to ethernet and nothing works. Since installing Catalina 10.15 and the recent update my DropBox seems to synch thousands of files one by one. MacBook sounds like a jet engine and my charger is overheating. I'm considering going back to the previous operating system or finding an alternative to Dropbox.

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