Dropbox icon overlays not appearing correctly?

December 6, 2016
Posted in Dropbox

If you don't see Dropbox syncing icon overlays on your files, there are a few possible explanations.

The most likely explanation is that Dropbox may have shut down unexpectedly. Icon overlays appear over your files only when Dropbox is running. To check if Dropbox is running, look for the Dropbox icon in your menu bar or system tray:

  • Windows: You can find and run the Dropbox application from your Start > Programs menu
  • Mac: You can find and run the Dropbox application from your Applications folder
  • Linux: You can find and run the Dropbox application from your Applications > Internet folder

If you've verified that Dropbox is running and are still having issues with icons, Click Here for some other possible explanations.