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Clean installation of Dropbox on Mac Monterey

Clean installation of Dropbox on Mac Monterey

KuL4
Explorer | Level 4

Hello,

 

So I finally got a new computer and made a migration of between my old mac and the new.

However, on the new mac I changed the username, which change also the name of the folder where the dropbox folder is. Now every time I launch the dropbox application it still looks for the old filepath that does not exist anymore. I have no options, it gives me an error and it does not start.

 

As a workaround I created the old filepath, launched the application, then changed the dropbox folder in the app configurations and it works.... just until I turn off the computer tho... next time is on, same error again and same situation.

 

I tried to do a fresh installation of the dropbox app, even used the zapper to uninstall the previous app, however, when installing again the dropbox app it still looks for the old filepath. I don't know where the dropbox app saved this information.

 

So to solve this I would need to know if possible how to do a complete uninstallation of dropbox, or any other solution....

pls help!!

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Re: Clean installation of Dropbox on Mac Monterey

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @KuL4,

Try following command in terminal:

rm -rf ~/.dropbox

Is it running as expected now? 😉

Hope this helps.

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Re: Clean installation of Dropbox on Mac Monterey

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @KuL4,

Try following command in terminal:

rm -rf ~/.dropbox

Is it running as expected now? 😉

Hope this helps.

Re: Clean installation of Dropbox on Mac Monterey

KuL4
Explorer | Level 4

Thanks!! it seems it works

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