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    Dropbox will not launch
    I have installed the Dropbox desktop app for Mac twice but it will not run, any ideas please?

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    Open Finder - you'll see a Dropbox folder in the sidebar - you should also have the Dropbox icon on the Menu bar. There is no separate app that opens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Open Finder - you'll see a Dropbox folder in the sidebar - you should also have the Dropbox icon on the Menu bar. There is no separate app that opens.
    Thanks, I already had a Dropbox folder as I've been using it for years. I assumed the app icon would appear in the dock, missed it in the Menu bar.

    I couldn't get the "Move to Dropbox" option in files' context menus but suddenly it has appeared so I guess the second installation has worked.

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    Many of these apps that add to the Finder functionality can require either a restart or re-launching Finder before the new services work - as Finder is still using the un-modified file(s) that were loaded into memory. Not sure about Dropbox - been too long since I installed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Many of these apps that add to the Finder functionality can require either a restart or re-launching Finder before the new services work - as Finder is still using the un-modified preference file that was loaded into memory.
    Many thanks, you're an early riser!

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