What happens if I install the new version of the Dropbox desktop application?

The new version of the Dropbox desktop application gives you the option to disable the Finder integration. Disabling this integration means that you won’t be able to get sync status icons next to your files, or access Dropbox menu options by right-clicking on files. The sync status of your files and folders will no longer be reflected in Finder, though as always you’ll be able to see these changes in the Dropbox website after you sign in the Dropbox mobile app.

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How do I create shared links without being able to right-click on files on my desktop?

You can create shared links on the Dropbox website.

If I turn off the Finder integration, when will I be able to use Dropbox the way I used to?

We’re in touch with Apple and are working together to resolve this quickly, but don’t yet have a timeline on a fix. We’ll be updating this post, our blog, and Twitter at @dropbox_support with the latest news.

How do I know if I’m affected?

This issue only affects Macs that have OS X 10.10 Yosemite installed and have installed the Dropbox desktop client. This does not affect users running OS X version 10.9.5 or lower. To see which version you're running, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Apple in the upper left corner of your screen
  2. Choose About this Mac
  3. Look for the Version
Mac users can uninstall the desktop Dropbox app through their Finder.
  • You can uninstall Dropbox on a Mac by using your computer's Trash feature.
  • Uninstalling the Dropbox app on your Mac is a great way to free up space for another cloud storage app or to update to the latest version if your current Dropbox app is buggy.
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Dropbox App Crash Mac

Dropbox is a great online tool for remote file storage. The free or premium membership service allows you to sync your stored files with any of your internet-enabled devices.

But between the ubiquity of Google Drive, and the compatibility of iCloud, Mac users might find the third-party storing service obsolete.

Whether you want to uninstall Dropbox on your Mac to free up space for your other cloud storage apps or make room for the reinstallation of a newer version of the program, you can do it in four easy steps. Here's how.

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How to uninstall Dropbox on a Mac computer

1. Open the Finder on your Mac.

Within the Finder, make sure you're searching 'This Mac' and not 'Recents.'

2. Type 'Dropbox' in the Finder search bar in the top right.

3. Right-click on the Dropbox application and select 'Move to Trash.'

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4. Right-click on the Trash app in the bottom right corner of your Mac. Select 'Empty Trash' and confirm.

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5. To ensure the Dropbox app is fully uninstalled, move duplicate copies of the app or its installer to the Trash and empty it.

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