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Dropbox Not Starting

Explorer | Level 3

Hello All,

 

Looking for help with this error I have just started getting... Dropbox refuses to start despite re-installing it. The folder isn't stored on a separate drive, its the default C: drive. 

Here is the error log:

bn.BUILD_KEY: Dropbox
bn.VERSION: 83.4.152
bn.DROPBOXEXT_VERSION: 27.0
bn.is_frozen: True
machine_id: 1f8eb833-1a0d-485f-9927-886d8f9eb9af
pid: 18000
cwd: 'C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Dropbox\\Client'
real_path='C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Dropbox\\Client'
mode=0o40777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=0o40777 uid=0 gid=0
HOME: None
appdata: 'C:\\Users\\Charles Desktop\\AppData\\Local\\Dropbox\\instance1'
real_path='C:\\Users\\Charles Desktop\\AppData\\Local\\Dropbox\\instance1'
mode=0o40777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=0o40777 uid=0 gid=0
dropbox_path: 'C:\\Users\\Charles Desktop\\Dropbox'
real_path='C:\\Users\\Charles Desktop\\Dropbox'
mode=0o40555 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=0o40777 uid=0 gid=0
sys_executable: 'C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Dropbox\\Client\\Dropbox.exe'
real_path='C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Dropbox\\Client\\Dropbox.exe'
mode=0o100777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=0o40777 uid=0 gid=0
trace.__file__: 'C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Dropbox\\Client\\83.4.152\\python-packages-37.zip\\dropbox\\client\\ui\\common\\boot_error.pyc'
real_path='C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Dropbox\\Client\\83.4.152\\python-packages-37.zip\\dropbox\\client\\ui\\common\\boot_error.pyc'
not found
parent not found
TMP: C:\Users\CHARLE~1\AppData\Local\Temp
TEMP: C:\Users\CHARLE~1\AppData\Local\Temp
tempdir: 'C:\\Users\\CHARLE~1\\AppData\\Local\\Temp'
real_path='C:\\Users\\CHARLE~1\\AppData\\Local\\Temp'
mode=0o40777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=0o40777 uid=0 gid=0
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "dropbox\client\main.pyc", line 790, in wrapper
File "dropbox\client\main.pyc", line 6599, in finish_dropbox_boot
File "dropbox\client\main.pyc", line 6066, in _init_components_for_account
File "dropbox\sync_engine_boundary\factory.pyc", line 348, in make_sync_engine
File "dropbox\sync_engine\nucleus\classic_client\sync_engine.pyc", line 396, in __init__
File "dropbox\sync_engine\nucleus\classic_client\thin_adapter\in_proc.pyc", line 215, in __init__
File "dropbox\sync_engine\nucleus\classic_client\thin_adapter\in_proc.pyc", line 625, in _init_new_engine_locked
File "dropbox\sync_engine\nucleus\thin_client\client.pyc", line 133, in __init__
File "nucleus_python.pyx", line 85, in nucleus_python.NucleusSyncEngine.__cinit__
nucleus_python.SyncEngineError: Initializing engine |>> Initializing filesystem |>> Hit a volume boundary (device None)

 
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Re: Dropbox Not Starting

Dropboxer

Hi there @QuantumAU

Welcome to the Dropbox Community!

At first, could you confirm for me if you've installed and placed the Dropbox folder on an internal drive?

You can also check out this thread where another user had a similar experience, in case it helps. 

Let me know what you find!


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Re: Dropbox Not Starting

Explorer | Level 3

Thanks @Lusil yes it is on the internal C drive. The target for the application is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe"

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Re: Dropbox Not Starting

Dropboxer

Thanks for clarifying that for me, @QuantumAU

I've sent you a ticket so that we can have a more in depth look into this, so when you have the chance, please check your inbox and we'll take it from there. 

Looking forward to hearing back from you!


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Re: Dropbox Not Starting

New member | Level 2

I have the exact same problem as QuantumAU.

I keep getting the "Couldn't start Dropbox" error message


@Lusil wrote:

Thanks for clarifying that for me, @QuantumAU

I've sent you a ticket so that we can have a more in depth look into this, so when you have the chance, please check your inbox and we'll take it from there. 

Looking forward to hearing back from you!



@Lusil wrote:

Thanks for clarifying that for me, @QuantumAU

I've sent you a ticket so that we can have a more in depth look into this, so when you have the chance, please check your inbox and we'll take it from there. 

Looking forward to hearing back from you!




and Dropbox won't start

My error log is word for word the same as his apart from the machine id and user name

I would be grateful for help in solving this issue

 

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Re: Dropbox Not Starting

New member | Level 2

Sorry screwed up my first reply.

It should have read as follows

I have the exact same problem as QuantumAU.

I keep getting the "Couldn't start Dropbox" error message and Dropbox won't start

My error log is word for word the same as his apart from the machine id and user name

I would be grateful for help in solving this issue

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Re: Dropbox Not Starting

Dropboxer

Hi @crosssince, thanks for checking in with us! 

I'd be more than happy to help with this and send you a ticket too. 

Before I do though, I just wanted to ensure that you've also had a look at this thread just in case. 

Let me know of any updates!


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Re: Dropbox Not Starting

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Lusil

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

I had a junction link from my "Documents" folder to the "Dropbox" folder.

I've had it for some time and certainly it worked perfectly until version 83.4.152 was installed last week

However in view of your reply, and after looking at the thread you quoted, I've just removed the link and can now get Dropbox to start and sync although not as well as it used to because I've had to add all the individual folders to the Dropbox folder

Many thanks for your help

PS I will continue to follow this thread so I can see how Quantum AU's problem gets fixed

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Re: Dropbox Not Starting

New member | Level 2

Thanks for this information. It useful

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Re: Dropbox Not Starting

Dropboxer

Glad to have helped, @crosssince and @ryanroy837

I'll leave this thread open for you and if you have any other questions, you know where to find us. 

In the meantime, have a lovely day ahead! 


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