Hi @brandon_deweese, Generally 'links' (or similar of any kind) is a way to access same content (file or folder) from 2 or more places. Initially when you create some new files or folders, they are placed in corresponding place in the file system and that's their place, where they could be found out. Such a place is a "hard link" to the created content (file or folder). So, in all cases when you create a new file, for example, you create also one "hard link", connecting directory (where the name is placed in) and actual fiile content. All up to here is done absolutely automatically (without your explicit intention - by the OS, your MAC). Usually there is only one place where such content could be accessed from. However, it's possible "hard link", to the same content, to be created on some other place, so the same actual file could be accessed (viewed or changed) from this place. In fact there is no way a "hard link" to affect the Dropbox application work or any other application (nobody can make difference between initial and secon... and so on links 😉). Here probably @Walter gets confused and adds this option as possible reason. Alias is a little bit different way to connect some file to different place. Alias doesn't point directly to the file content, but to one of the hard links pointing there (usually the only hard link). Symbolic link is another way to connect content from different places. Different thing here is that symbolic link points to some place in the tree of directories, not to particular file or folder at all, but to file or folder sitting there (if any) in every one particular moment (i.e. the thing pointed could change in the time). As you don't know what's this, most probably you haven't used any link type (at least not explicitly). Sometimes symbolic links could be part of some bunch of files, carried together. So such links could exist in your Dropbox (or any other) directory, even while you don't have any idea. Hope you can run terminal window. If so, you can check for some "strange" symbolic links existence, using following command: ls -alRP ~/Dropbox | grep " -> " Copy/paste it on command prompt and press "Return" at the end. Could take some time (depending on files/folders count), be patient. If command prompt bring up without any other entries, you are lucky - no any symbolic links. Otherwise every line represent one symbolic link found somewhere in you Dropbox directory. Hope this clarifies the matter to some extent and give you some direction. 😎
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Ohh... If has been some errors, you haven't done anything! Yes, Check again. If there is some error, it's very important what exactly is (could be many different variations - I have seen, on some places, incorrectly set permissions from Dropbox installer).
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Hello @crett & @wintherhome, Did you have try fix possible permissions issue in Dropbox folder, like below? If somebody didn't yet, try following: sudo chflags -R noschg "/Users/$USER/Dropbox" sudo chown -R "$USER" "/Users/$USER/Dropbox" chflags -R nouchg ~/Dropbox chmod -R u+rw ~/Dropbox Will be ask for your password (sudo). Note: where Dropbox directory is used as a command's argument (either "/Users/$USER/Dropbox" or "~/Dropbox") replace it with actual path on your machine, if need (I have used the default path & name for personal account). If you aren't sure about exact Dropbox directory place(s), take a look on the following command result: cat ~/.dropbox/info.json; echo Take a look on field "personal.path" and if it's a business subscription also on field "business.root_path". Execute all commands in sequence in terminal. If some error brings up, stop there and post the terminal content in a code block (</>), together commands & results. Check for symbolic link(s) could be done using: ls -alRP ~/Dropbox | grep " -> " Again, take care for the real path. If everything is Ok, the result should be empty. If it's not, take care for pointed places. If all above don't help in any way, next could be full Dropbox application uninstall and reinstall. First, unlink from your account and stop/quit the application. After that execute following commands: rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dropbox rm -rf ~/Library/Dropbox rm -rf ~/.dropbox rm -rf /Applications/Dropbox.app sudo chmod -R a+w /Library/DropboxHelperTools sudo rm -rf /Library/DropboxHelperTools Will be ask for your password (sudo). Again, if some error brings up, stop exactly there and post all terminal content for check up. Now everything is like Dropbox has never been installed (exception is your data - they are in safe). Download and install latest stable release again (preferably offline installer). Any unusual message (in terminal or in popup) could be meaningful, because MAC seems changes system security schemes, but Dropbox isn't on "top of the wave". Hope this helps.
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There are some incompatibilities between different Dropbox application versions. Unfortunately application data are not always updated correct. So, this could be reason. Try following:
Unlink the application from your account.
Stop/quit the application.
Remove Dropbox directory in your application data directory (not your Dropbox directory containing files for sync!).
Start the application & link to your account.
Now, application specific data will be rebuild and let's hope everything will work again. 😉
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Oh.. What can I say more.. Even Dropbox are not sure what they really expect. Try install "top-icons" (usually "gnome-shell-extension-top-icons-plus"). If still not working, try looking around dropboxforum. There are some other proposals, someone could work for you.
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