Dropbox macOS Warning

Jan 3, 2021 by aescripts + aeplugins

If you use Dropbox on macOS please be warned that the 'Backup This Mac' feature blocks After Effects from being able to access the file system.

This means that most of our tools are not able to function.

Please turn off this feature in the Dropbox preferences.

Please note that normal Dropbox folder operation works just fine. It is only the new feature that is incompatible with After Effects.

 

Please note:


  • This only affects Dropbox on macOS. Windows users are not affected.
  • It affects all of After Effects and therefore most of our tools that require system access
  • The normal Dropbox folder is not affected by this, only the 'This Mac' feature in 'Backups'
  • If you are getting an 'Unable to execute script at line . Null is not an object. ' error on mac then this is most likely the culprit

 

 

 

 

Some users have reported that turning the feature back on after launching the tools seems to allow everything to keep working.