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Dropbox backup - Can't back up without permission

Dropbox backup - Can't back up without permission

Andrew73
New member | Level 2

I have gone into the folders (Desktop, Documents, Downloads) and given Read and Write permission, but I still receive the same error message. Where can I find the folder that I need to give permission to?

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Re: Dropbox backup - Can't back up without permission

Andrew73
New member | Level 2

Nevermind. I found what I needed by giving permission in Security - Privacy.

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Re: Dropbox backup - Can't back up without permission

Andrew73
New member | Level 2

Nevermind. I found what I needed by giving permission in Security - Privacy.

Re: Dropbox backup - Can't back up without permission

snoopsmaus
Helpful | Level 6

Hi Andrew.

I have the same problem but can't figure out where to give permission on my iMac (Ventura). 
Can you help me any further, please? 

Permissions needed for backup after re-installing to get rid of Dropbox Beta - MacOS Ventura on iMac

snoopsmaus
Helpful | Level 6

Hi,

Permissions are needed, and I can't figure out how to solve the problem after re-installing the Dropbox app to remove Dropbox Beta (because no button was there to switch back). I neither have a "Desktop" nor a "Documents" or a "Downloads" folder on my iMac anymore, and I can't restore it. 
The document in your help doesn't help.

Please help, I am really frustrated after this Beta experience. 
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Re: Dropbox backup - Can't back up without permission

Andrew73
New member | Level 2

I was doing in Monterey, but I'm sure it's the same in Ventura. In System Preferences - Privacy, I gave Dropbox "Full Disk Access". I can see Dropbox is also in "Files and Folders" so maybe you only need to give access there. Since I gave Full Disk Access, then "Files and Folders" is automatically included.

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