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Fix Dropbox Permissions Denied errors Apps
I use Dropbox to sync a backup of a number of local folders, and run a backup script every evening. When I got up the other morning, Dropbox was still running hard, and my Mac mini's fan was spinning. I clicked on the Dropbox menu item, and then on the gear button (this is with Dropbox 2), and saw that some files couldn't be copied because of "permissions denied" errors.

It turns out that Dropbox has a hidden feature to fix such things. Open the Dropbox preferences, click on Account, then press the Option key. The Unlink This Computer button will change to Fix Permissions. Click that button and let Dropbox go through your files.
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Fix Dropbox Permissions Denied errors
Authored by: Eric3 on Mar 19, '13 04:25:28PM

I'm running 1.6.17, which also has it available.



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Fix Dropbox Permissions Denied errors
Authored by: digs0 on Mar 20, '13 03:21:31AM

Wow, I am definitely bookmarking this hint. I just went through a painful process of removing ~100 GB of Dropbox files and redownloading them into my shared Users folder to try to alleviate this exact problem. Wish I'd read this two days ago.

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DJR



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Fix Dropbox Permissions Denied errors
Authored by: agentx on Mar 20, '13 11:43:22AM

Common dropbox Issues :
File/Folder naming issues - https://www.dropbox.com/help/145/en

Most of time removing ~/.dropbox and relinking sorts out issues too.
https://www.dropbox.com/help/72/en



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