@Tshu I did this way:
-dropbox app with accessibility and files&folders access to /Desktop on (MacOS feature)
-rename /dbx folder to /dbx1
-start fresh sync from cloud
@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
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.
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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