How To Fix Dropbox in Mac OS X Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by iPhone1, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. macrumors demi-god

    iPhone1

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    Dropbox doesn't work with Lion right away. Here's how to fix that:

    Go to Applications>Dropbox> Right click and show package contents

    >find the info.plist file > open it

    Look for the bundle version field > change the value to 2.0 as shown in the attached screenshot

    save and close, open dropbox application and restart your computer. should be working fine then...

    PM me if you need help.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    More info..

    What app did you open the plist in thats in the picture ?
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    How to fix dropbox in Lion

    What app did you use to open the info.plist.file? I used text editor and it looks entirely different than your
    Thanks
     
  4. QuarterSwede, Jul 27, 2011
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    Property List Editor. It's an Xcode app I think (I've had it a long time).
     
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    squeakr

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    Could Apple have made this anymore confusing? Why did they choose the term Dropbox for their shared folder when Dropbox is a company that already exists (with an app of the same name)? I read these posts and can never figure out which Dropbox is being referred to (cause quite a few things aren't working right and having issues in Lion.
     
  7. macrumors 68030

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    A hint was the OP mentioned Applications.
    The Apple Dropbox is ~/Public/Drop Box and is not an application.
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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    they put Drop Box on Mac OS X 10.0 ... and ever since. Thats was long ago. Dropbox the company/service talked about in this thread wasn't founded until 2007, so Apple was actually using it first
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    What is Dropbox supposed not to do in Lion?

    I had dropbox on SL and after upgrading to Lion, Dropbox continues to work fine.

    I have Lion and Dropbox on three different macs and they all (appear) to work perfectly.
     
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    It works for me since day one, what is that isn't working?
     
  11. macrumors 68020

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    This thread was started in February. Dropbox works fine now.
     
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    The Dropbox functionality is working fine for me on Lion, but the Dropbox menu isn't appearing (nor are the icon badges in Finder).

    Thoughts?
     
  13. macrumors 68030

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    I'd like to hear more about this as all my files are on dropbox, I can't afford to have any trouble when I change over!
     
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    swwack91

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    Everything will still function just fine. For me, the only reason I ever need the Dropbox menu is when I right-click a file for its public URL... which is something I do often, so I'd love a solution!
     
  15. macrumors 68040

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    Go to the Dropbox forums and download the most recent version from there.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    This post was originally intended to help developers running the first Lion preview. I'm sure it works fine now.
     
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  18. macrumors 68040

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    As I said, you need the latest build from the Dropbox forums.
     
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    Weaselboy

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    The latest 1.2.18 from the forums works in Lion, but the badges and sharing menus are broken with this build.
     
  20. macrumors 68040

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    Odd, I'm not having issues with 1.2.18, just updated this morning.
     
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    Yeah, 1.2.18 is working.

    Odd how I have to use beta software to get features to work when Lion had been available as a DP for months before it's release. Shame on DropBox. I guess I need to post this on their forum.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    Wow, that really works!

    After upgrading to Lion, I found that the only way to keep a TextEdit document from quitting on me in mid-keystroke was to first drag it out of DropBox, edit it, then close it and drag it back in to sync.

    I followed iphone1's instructions, first copied the file in case I mess it up, opened the file in TextEdit (won't look like iphone1's screen grab), searched for "bundleversion", changed the value to 2.0 and followed the rest of the instructions to the end. Now I don't have to drag my TextEdit document out of DropBox to edit it--I can just open it directly with Alfred and I'm on my way.

    Thank you iphone1!
     
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    baryon

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    I never had any issues with Dropbox in Lion, and I'm not running a Beta or anything like that...
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    Here is what you are looking for..

    Those of you that may see code instead so take a look at what you need to look for...
     

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