Resolved Reconnect unsupported Leopard Macs to Dropbox

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eyoungren, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Just recently received this message from DropBox...

    "We’re always looking to improve the Dropbox sharing experience.
    As a result, we’ll soon be ending support for the Public folder. Dropbox Basic users will be able to use the Public folder until March 15, 2017. After that date the files in your Public folder will become private, and links to these files will be deactivated. Your files will remain safe in Dropbox"

    So they do away with the main reason I use DropBox, easily sharing photos and files using my Public Folder and call it an "Improvement".:rolleyes:
     
  2. Hack5190 macrumors 6502

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    Looks like I need to move all the PPC files linked in my posts to a new provider.
     
  3. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Guys…

    You're missing the next part of the email…

    I quote:

    Emphasis mine.

    Dropbox is not cutting this off. They are just making it private like all your other folders are. Just generate and hand out new links.
     
  4. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    And the new created links do not work the same as the original "Copy public Link" did.
    The copy public link was perfect for including photos or files in emails and on forums, whereas the create new shared links appear to open up in some clumsy DropBox webpage, nowhere near as simple and smooth an operation.
     
  5. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    I get it. I've posted links from my work Mac for non-Public folder areas and seen how the link is different.

    Dropbox want's to force everyone to interact with that interface rather than making a direct download. I intend to see if there is a way around it.
     
  6. flatjuba macrumors newbie

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    I reinstalled the latest patch from @Czo in my Tiger (10.4.11)...however I got a permission problem with my home folder. Does anyone using Tiger experienced like mine?
     
  7. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    It was determined a few pages back that Czo's patch only works for Macs running Leopard (hence the title of the thread).

    Tiger's APIs are simply too old and Czo doesn't have the time to troubleshoot and maintain more than one OS for his patch.
     
  8. Salumbre macrumors newbie

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    Has the fix been updated lately? My PPC Dropbox gave up the ghost about two months ago. I could live without it, I guess, but it's the principle of the thing...:)
     
  9. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    ????

    It's really only updated once someone notices that message about you having 'X' days before it stops working. Haven't seen that message in months and it's currently being used on two of my G5's and my G4 laptop.
     
  10. Salumbre macrumors newbie

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    Have you rebooted? I had the message for about a month --so long, in fact, that I ignored it. At my own peril, apparently. Once I rebooted my G5, I got the dreaded frozen notification about updating my Dropbox, and no cigar so far.
     
  11. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Within the last two weeks or so, multiple Macs have been rebooted a few times yeah.

    Are you positive you have the most current download? What happens if you download it and use it again?
     
  12. Salumbre macrumors newbie

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    Well, that turned out to be the solution. Downloaded it, replaced the old one, and voila! Just synced 200 files. I was pretty sure I had that fix already, but it did the trick. I'm confused now... :confused:
     
  13. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    :)

    Well…as long as it's working. :D

    No worries! :D
     
  14. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    @Czo.

    Looks like it's not working for me again! Can you come to the rescue again?
     
  15. Salumbre macrumors newbie

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    Oh, NO! :eek:

    Did you try downloading it again? It seemed to work for me...

    If not, uninstalling, then installing it again?
     
  16. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    I might try that again. It's just the message I am getting at the moment.

    It was working perfect until earlier today. :D
     
  17. Salumbre macrumors newbie

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    Famous last words... ;)
     
  18. Czo macrumors regular

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    I made an update. It's will be good for the next 2-3 months.
     
  19. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Perfect Czo, thanks again!

    Post #1 updated!
     
  20. Salumbre macrumors newbie

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    My G5's hard drive suddenly gave up the ghost this week. So now, with new HDD in place, Dropbox just welcomed me and is smoothly syncing even as we speak. Czo is the bestest! :apple:
     
  21. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    That's awesome!

    Don't know if anyone noticed, but if you rollover the Dropbox icon in the menu bar it reports as the latest version. We all know it isn't of course, but it's interesting that IT thinks it is. Because of Czo of course!
     
  22. RhianB macrumors 6502

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    FYI: I got that message saying my DB is about to be out of date on my PMG5. Is there an update I missed?

    Also, I have my QS dropbox linked to a music production account but would like to switch it to the DB I share with my iphone6, PMG5 & 08macbook however I cannot figure out how to log out so I can make the switch. The gear/preference icon is unresponsive as is option click > preferences. Any ideas? :)
     
  23. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    If you have not updated within the last month, then download again. The latest update was only about a month ago and Czo keeps the same link.

    Probably why you get nowhere selecting the preferences.

    You want to logout then log back in under the credentials you want to use.
     
  24. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Mine still says "Up to date", though for some reason you seem to get the warning before I do.
     

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