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Dropbox app won't install

New member | Level 2

Hi,
i've got issue with installation.
I've been trying to install the Dropbox desktop app and I get to a certain point and it gets stuck on a window that says "waiting for Dropbox to installation video" and it's not getting anywhere from there.
Any help?

Thanks

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Re: Dropbox app won't install

Dropboxer
Hey @Rob12, welcome to our forum! 

Let’s check some things: 

  • what kind of computer do you have (Windows, Apple, Linux)? 
  • where did you download the Dropbox application from? 
    • try the full offline installer here (scroll down the page a bit)
  • when you’re installing our app, you should have an active internet connection
  • if you have any anti-virus or other security applications running, try disabling them temporarily while you install our app
  • can you access www.dropbox.com without issue? 
  • can you send me a screenshot of the error message you are receiving? 
Let me know when you get a chance. 
Thanks! 



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Dropbox won't start. It also won't uninstall or reinstall (online or offline)

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I noticed that the dropbox icon was not in my apps tray, so I tried to start it manually, clicking the icon on my desktop. Nothing happens

 

It also won't uninstall or reinstall (online or offline)

 

I'm running Windows 10.

 

Any ideas?

 

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Re: Dropbox app won't install

Explorer | Level 4

Hi @Rich,

As you seem to be on it, would you mind suggesting any solution to the issue Deanso and I are facing: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Installation-and-desktop-app/Dropbox-won-t-start-It-also-won-t-unins...

Thanks!

Ale

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Re: Dropbox app won't install

Dropboxer
 
Please keep in mind that Rich is not following this thread, though I'd be glad to follow-up on your request! 
 
If you’re experiencing an issue loading the Dropbox visual elements, I’d suggest starting troubleshooting from this help center article, that includes some possible causes. 
 
Secondly, I’d like to ask you whether you’ve had the chance to have a look at @Sanchez's reply above. If so, please let us know more details surrounding the case so that we further assist. 
 
Looking forward to hearing back from you, so that we work on that together! 
 
Warm regards, 
JaneA

 


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Re: Dropbox app won't install

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Hi Sanchez,   I'm running Windows 10.  Yes, I can access dropbox.com with no problems via my browser.  See below for pictures.  Thanks for your help slightly smiling face  Kind Regards Dean

Dropbox install error 2.JPGDropbox uninstall failed.JPG

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Re: Dropbox app won't install

Helpful | Level 5

Hey JaneA,

                     Thanks for your reply.  I've replied to Sanchez.  I followed your link and none of it helps.  I decoupled Dropbox form this computer (the one with the problem) and tried to deinstaal and  reinstall.  Still no joy.  I even tried to delete the dropbox folder in program files and windows says it can't because something has a file open.  I can't see anything in Taskmanager called Dropbox.  

I will upload the pics again, just in case.

Thanks for your help slightly smiling face

 

Kind Regards

Dean

 Dropbox install error 2.JPGDropbox uninstall failed.JPG

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Re: Dropbox app won't install

Explorer | Level 4

Hi @Jane,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

I have tried all troubleshooting suggestions that I came across in this forum (not only this thread) and in the support resources. Nothing worked and I kept receiving the Error 2 message.

Note: the problem was ONLY related to my work's profile on my laptop. On the same machine, I've got a personal profile and Dropbox installs there with no problem at all.

 

The only thing that worked for me was to take my laptop to my office and connect to the server there. There must be some odd setting that my organisation chose for my laptop which prevents Dropbox to install properly. It must be a Windows issue... as always! 

 

I haven't checked if Dropbox still works out of the office but will definitely ask for help if it doesn't.

 

Thanks,

Ale

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Re: Dropbox app won't install

Dropboxer
Hey @Deanso

Thanks for the screen pics. In this case, I will direct you to a solution by @Jane. The solution will work for various versions of Windows, so I suggest you give it a try. 

Cheers winking face
 



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Re: Dropbox app won't install

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I managed to fix it myself.  I deleted as many folders as I could from the dropbox program folder.  I also cleared up as much space on my C drive as I could.  The unistall then went smoothly and then so did the install.  Problem solved.

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