I’ve read the threads here about the latest Dropbox version for Ventura eating your children, or at least your indexed files…
I do index some files which are stored in Dropbox, and I sync the DT databases with a couple of iPads (using iCloud Cloudkit, not Dropbox). Could I just check that the following steps are the only things I need to do to stop any problems? (After backing up, of course…)
Turn off automatic syncing in DT3 to ensure that no changes happen till I’m ready.
Install the new version of Dropbox and wait for it to automatically move the contents to
When it’s complete, symlink the new location back to
~using the terminal with
ln -s ~/Library/NEWDROPBOX ~/Dropbox.
Turn automatic back on in DT3 and test.
Does that cover everything?
(I prefer symlinking to physically changing the paths in DT3, because I use the terminal a lot and already symlink most of the main iCloud Drive folders into