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Dropbox does not work!

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8

    Dropbox does not work!


    For some odd reason, everytime I try to boot up Dropbox it doesn't work. it gives me this error:

    Couldn't start Dropbox. This is usually because of a permissions error. Storing your home folder on a network share can also cause an error.

    Get more help at
    https://www.dropbox.com/help/72
    I checked permissions for my temp folder ... and I do have all access already and followed directions they gave. Though this still doesn't work, then my plug-ins for Chrome that use the temp folder also has issues. I can't figure out what's wrong, and I don't have a point from before the error to even system restore because I cleaned out my laptop after this problem started thinking it was a cache problem.

    I'm at my wit's end and I need dropbox to do work! Any help is immensely appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Have you tried logging into Drop Box through your browser?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    Yes but I need Dropbox to work on my computer. I'm also having problems with my Chrome plug ins that need the temp folder, too.
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    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)
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  5. #5


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    I tried to follow that but I couldn't figure out this step:
    2) Type 'Local Security Policy' in start screen/menu search and press enter


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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by hypocider View Post
    I tried to follow that but I couldn't figure out this step:
    2) Type 'Local Security Policy' in start screen/menu search and press enter


    If you are using win8 pro ,instead of 'local security policy' try typing in this ,secpol.msc ,and then follow the rest of the instruction from the link above
    Last edited by caperjack; 03 Dec 2014 at 20:23.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    Do I type this in run?
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  8. #8


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    In run or you can press start and s and type it there
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  9. #9


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    Sorry if I'm dense, but for both entries when I typed it in run, it said Windows cannot find it?
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  10. #10


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    Do you have windows 8 or 8 pro?
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