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I'm not panicking, yet.
Turned on Dropbox back up. Sync'd Downloads, Documents and Desktop to dropbox - then read more about the feature.
Decided that I did not want to use it, for reasons unnecessary at this time.
Opened the App, turned off syncing, but too late - all files up on Dropbox, and ghost/locked folder icons on my Mac.
Overnight, auto update to 11.3.1, restarted Mac. Desktop files do not display on desktop, but can be seen in Finder > Desktop.
Now > Dropbox app (121.4.4267) opens Finder window (Big Sur 11.3.1), does not launch the actual App. Therefore I truly cannot turn off the back up, or move my files from Dropbox back to my Mac per https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/computer-backup > Choose Keep content in folders on this PC/Mac
Tried downloading new version of App, but it's trying to download to my Dropbox, which doesn't have enough room.
Help please, anyone?!
thanks a bunch in advance.
Ah, thanks for pointing me there - "syncing paused". But actions would indicate otherwise - all new docs get saved to the Dropbox site, AND on my Mac.
OK, life is GREAT again, thank you! Found the settings in dropdown menu for turning off the back up, all good. Oh my, thank you!
i i am having same issue. Dropbox will not even launch properly so no app, no sycning, not opening long enough for me to change anything. Spoke to apple, reinstalled the entire OS again and still doesn't work. Seriously stuck.
I'm having a similar issue. Dropbox icon is in the Dock. When I click on it, Finder opens, but the Dropbox app does not start (therefore, only the Finder menu options are available). There are things I need from the DropBox app that Finder does not do. I don't see a way to fix. Hoping someone has seen this before?
I had the same problem (but using 121.4.4265 in Big Sur 11.5.1). I finded the solution in a very easy but "hidden" way.
In the upper bar Dopbox icon, you have to click the round icon with your name to set configuration, and then, "Preferences". In "General", just choose open the folders in the app instead of in the Finder.
It worked for me!
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