Fuck Dropbox.

The fix I reported to delete the "Move to Dropbox" menu item stopped working and I haven't found another workaround.

So I'm uninstalling Dropbox entirely.

The only thing I used Dropbox for was keeping 1password in sync between my desktop and phone, so I guess it's time to figure out if 1password wifi sync works better now than the last time they tried that.

Unless someone else has figured out another workaround to keep Dropbox for spamming my context menu?


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20 Responses:

  1. Jeraimee says:

    Somehow, the 1Password iCloud sync seems to be working perfectly. Might want to give that a shot.

  2. cowmix says:

    For some reason the juxtaposition for these two posts are funny to me:

  3. Weird. Mine is not 3rd, but 4th. Move to Trash is on top.

  4. saztul says:

    i replaced the /Library/DropboxHelperTools folder with a locked file (touch /Library/DropboxHelperTools; chflags uchg /Library/DropboxHelperTools)

    • jwz says:

      Doesn't work. My system currently has no /Library/DropboxHelperTools folder, nor does DropboxHelperInstaller.tgz exist, and "killall Dropbox; open -a Dropbox" causes the menu item to re-appear.

  5. John Adams says:

    That's because in dropbox 2.4.4:

    Dropbox - Release notes
    3 days ago - Change Move to Dropbox to be below Move to Trash on OS X.

  6. Are you on Mavericks? I want to take a poke at this but want to make sure we are looking at the same thing before I take a run at it.

  7. Chuck Buche says:

    Jamie - I've solved this with an enhancement to your previous info. After removing the Dropbox_uXXX (where XXXX is your numeric user id) I created the file:

    sudo touch /Library/DropboxHelperTools/Dropbox_u501

    and then changing it so that the empty file cannot be filled :-)

    sudo chmod 0 /Library/DropboxHelperTools/Dropbox_u501

    After this, restart Finder (via Force Quit dialog).

    So far (Mountain Lion) this has solved the issue.

    Let me know if you have any questions or problems with this solution.

  8. Daniel says:

    I hate trying to keep up with work arounds. Please also file it as a bug to let them now how it should have been implemented:


  9. HS says:

    Are you sure you're on the latest Dropbox? My Dropbox says 'Up to date' and I don't see any menu item on any file outside of Dropbox. 'Move to Trash' is the 3rd option in the menu.

    • joe user says:

      Your comment is, precisely, the equivalent of "it works for me". Can you now see how some would desire to offer you the opportunity to choke on a bucket of cocks?

      • HS says:

        Actually, it's the equivalent of 'Fixed in the latest release'.

        • nooj says:

          You're an idiot.

          How could any living soul in 2013 with the ability to type fail to think of upgrading software?

          And no, there is nothing in that pointless blather you pretended to contribute that implies "fixed".

          • HS says:

            I like how you took the time and effort to work up so much feigned outrage over a simple comment.

            Dropbox updates itself. It's entirely possible that it updated itself with a fix very recently (as recent as 'yesterday after the post was made').

  10. Max says:

    I'm still using DropBox for all kinds of things, but I'm considering swapping it for BitTorrent Sync. Sounds like it'd work for your situation as well, apart from the whole "less dependence on a third party" thing which is another bonus.

  11. Daniel says:

    My bug report was closed without comment, but it actually seems to be fixed.