Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Dropbox complains that there is "No Internet Connection"

What:

Dropbox installed on Windows 7 x64

Problem:

After installing Dropbox, application window says:
"No Internet Connection"

Solution:

In my case problem was a folder redirection set up on Windows 2003 domain controller. Windows 7 workstation is a member of a domain and has AppData folder redirected to the file server.


To resolve the issue, copy the Dropbox install folder from
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\LocalLow\Dropbox
to
C:\Program Files (x86)\DropBox
Right click on the Dropbox shortcut in the Start menu, select Properties and replace paths to reflect a new location.

Make sure your Dropbox folder is set to a local location.

2 comments:

  1. Well, I spent about 4 hours trying to solve it, but after trying every solution available, found on this forum a solution for internet explorer, but somehow it worked with dropbox too. http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/331771-windows-7-only-connect-internet-safe-mode-some-softwares.html

    Basically you open a command prompt as administrator
    run this command
    netsh winsock reset catalog
    And then restart your computer!

    Took me a while but I hope it works for you too!

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