Beta v1.6.8.12

The last version had an issue when you came from on old setup of DropboxPortableAHK. The application did just crash with an empty error message without any further information. Unfortunately, this also broke the auto update.
Users of v1.6.8.11 can either:

  • download the latest version manually and replace the old DropboxPortableAHK.exe with the new one (recommended), or
  • delete the DropboxPortableAHK\.dbfiles\profile\AppData\Local\Dropbox file manually (which fixes the empty error message and allows the auto update to work)

Hopefully, the current version works fine again :)

Here is a copy of the announcement of the last version since they are still valid:

The new beta version makes DropboxPortableAHK usable again with the latest Dropbox version (9.4.49) :)

It is not possible to run multiple Dropbox instances simultaneously, yet. This includes the regular Dropbox client. To sync multiple instances, you can simply start them one after another and shut them down again when they finished syncing.
This can easily be automated with DropboxPortableAHK’s SyncAndGo feature.

If DropboxPortableAHK makes your life easier, please consider a donation or leave a comment. Any feedback is greatly appreciated :)

Please check out the user group for more information, the download link, and to report any issues: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dropboxportableahk

Beta v1.6.8.11

EDIT: Please go straight to Beta v1.6.8.12, this one is broken!

The new beta version makes DropboxPortableAHK usable again with the latest Dropbox version (9.4.49) :)

It is not possible to run multiple Dropbox instances simultaneously, yet. This includes the regular Dropbox client. To sync multiple instances, you can simply start them one after another and shut them down again when they finished syncing.
This can easily be automated with DropboxPortableAHK’s SyncAndGo feature.

If DropboxPortableAHK makes your life easier, please consider a donation or leave a comment. Any feedback is greatly appreciated :)

Please check out the user group for more information, the download link, and to report any issues: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dropboxportableahk

Dropbox blocks multiple instances

I’ve been working on a new DropboxPortableAHK version for the past days and it looks like Dropbox now actively fights multiple instance running at the same time. I did not find a way to go around this, so I thought I’d just reach out to you and ask how you primarily use DropboxPortableAHK.

Please select an answer from the poll below.

What do you use DropboxPortableAHK for?

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I hope to get a few votes during the next days to further decide about how to tackle this.

Beta v1.6.8.10

The latest beta brings full support for the current Dropbox version 3.16.1.
Sorry for not getting this ready until Dropbox blocked the last beta :(

As usual, DropboxPortableAHK will check for the latest version on startup and auto updates the setup.

Full changelog:

1.6.8.10 beta (25.03.2016):
+support Dropbox 3.16.1
#improve Dropbox being closed detection
#unregistering Dropbox context menu

Please check out the user group for more information, the download link, and to report any issues: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dropboxportableahk

Current Dropbox warnings / errors

Since I am getting quite a few mails every day asking about the current dropbox warnings, I want to clarify the situation.

There are currently two cases:
1. You already setup DropboxPortableAHK previously:
Dropbox starts up just fine but displays a warning that says you are using an outdated version and you must update to a newer version by the end of March to continue using Dropbox.

You don’t have to do anything here, just be patient and wait until everything works without issues again.

2. You start a fresh setup of DropboxPortableAHK:
At the end of the setup, Dropbox will not allow you to sign in to your account, because you are using an outdated version.

You are out of luck here. It currently just does not work. Please wait until I release a new version that works again.

I am working on a solution for both issues and will publish a new version when I am ready. I hope to finish it until Dropbox pulls the plug for the current version entirely, but I can’t make any promises.

Also, I’d like to remind you that DropboxPortableAHK comes free of charge and I am working on it in my spare time, which is currently very limited.
So please consider a donation. Even if it is a small one, everything helps.
A big thanks to all of you who did donate in the past, you are awesome :)

Update (22.03.2016): Dropbox broke all setups today. I try to have the new version ready until next week.

Beta v1.6.8.9

This is a bugfix release for v1.6.8.8 beta.
There was a bug in older DropboxPortableAHK versions, which would lead to an error when using v1.6.8.8.
An error message would have been displayed, saying ‘Could not query instance db, probably the key was wrong.’

v1.6.8.9 fixes that.

Please check out the user group for more information, the download link, and to report any issues: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dropboxportableahk

Beta v1.6.8.8

There is a new beta version available that fixes an issue with SyncAndGo not exiting correctly and has full support for the latest Dropbox version, which is v3.8.8 at the moment.

Please check out the user group for more information, the download link, and to report any issues: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dropboxportableahk

Beta v1.6.8.7

The new beta version fixes the Dropbox update prevention again and improves the fault tolerance during the initial Dropbox setup.

Please check out the user group for more information, the download link, and to report any issues: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dropboxportableahk

Beta v1.6.8.6

There was a little issue in v1.6.8.5 beta that prevented the Dropbox update prevention to work if there has already been an update of Dropbox in the past.
The new v1.6.8.6 beta solves this issue.

Please check out the user group for more information, the download link, and to report any issues: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dropboxportableahk

Beta v1.6.8.5

As promised last week, here it is: the latest beta version v1.6.8.5 :)

Please check out the user group for more information, the download link, and to report any issues: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dropboxportableahk