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.
I hope to get a few votes during the next days to further decide about how to tackle this.
bad news. Anyways. Even I usually run multiple instances simultaneously – it would be a help to run them step by step.
Beside that. I have no clue to how dropbox checks out how many instances are running. Sometime it helps to give the instance a new internal name. I made other programs working simultaneously this way (for example launchy) using resourcehacker.
I did not check it thoroughly either, but I could not find a way to make two instances run side by side.
Maybe a new way will turn up again in the future.
If simultaneous instances are not possible I agree with Mennes, if we could have some kind of round-robin periodic sync that would still be useful.
I concur. Perhaps the portable version could disable the regular version for a short time and reactivate it after the portable version is done.
I’m also in the multiple instances at the same time camp! I’ve loved the functionality I’ve gotten from AHK and would love to continue using t. Even a periods sync would still be useful. Thanks for the good work on this!
Wich are the checks that dropbox do to verify multiple instance running at the same time?
I don’t really know, yet. I did not investigate it any further.
Sounds like it would be a good idea to first make a version that works with new dropbox client and no multiple instances and then start on a multiple instance version. At least you’d solve the problem for 45% of us quickly.
I agree with Realitista
Going for the max in one leap is maybe too ambitious. Getting to run a single instance is better. I normally shut down my installed dropbox Version before I start the portable one. When done I restart the installed Version again. Just to be on the safe side.
Cheers and thank you in any way for your efforts…
Thanks for this tool but why don’t you make it open source? I realize you do it in your free time, so this is for sure a reason to consider releasing its code… maybe other people have free time and can help as well…
Hi, I too am not sure what multiple instances mean. I use one instance of DropboxPortable but I do have a desktop with the standard dropbox client and an android phone with dropbox.
If nothing else, like others above, I would appreciate continued support for some client that syncs periodically.
gibt es inzwischen Fortschritte? 🙂
I cannot install the beta version of this at all…dropbox insists i download a newer version 🙁
Hi Nick, any news or any chance for a new version, that syncs at least one Dropbox-account? This would be great! Thanx…
Hello, I really hope you can find a way to have a new program as I use dropbox for my self and another account PRO for work… I need to have those accounts ready also for importing files on HDD.
Thanks for reply
vote button was not working for me, but I use it solely for multiple instances. 4 family members (in my household) all got free 50Gb boxes when we got new phones a few years ago. Those have since dropped in size, but everyone’s phones still backup to DB.
I have released a new version today that allows a single instance to be synchronized.
This satisfies most of the users already.
Maybe there will be a way in the future to run multiple instances in parallel again.
Then why even bother installing this software? Used to be great, now its just OK. I mean.. if you want a dropbox on a USB stick. Who really does that? Let me get you a floppy disk while we’re at it…
1. You can still use multiple instances, you just can’t use them simultaneously. You can close one instance and start the next (or just us SyncAndGo in a round robin fashion to automate this) to sync all accounts.
2. Some people can’t install the official Dropbox software, because it gets blocked by their computer. They might be able to run a portable version, though.