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  • OS X 10.5 and Older Will No Longer Have Dropbox Support Starting May 18th

    News comes from Dropbox that those on OS X 10.5 and older will no longer be getting support for the app. The company e-mailed users with older OS X versions and notified them that Dropbox will be discontinued on Leopard and older. For those on OS X 10.6 and higher won’t have to worry. However, if you are on anything older than 10.6 you will need to update in order to use the app.

    If your computer cannot upgrade to a newer version of OS X, then you will have to access Dropbox from the web. Once you access your account on the web, you will be logged out of the Mac app automatically and will not be able to log back in until the OS X is updated to a newer version. Those who are worried about this issue will have a few months to figure out what to do.

    The discontinuation won’t go into effect until May 18th, which means users have another four months or so to either upgrade their software or even hardware. Take a look at the email sent from the Dropbox team below.


    We noticed that you’re running the Dropbox desktop application (client) on an older operating system (OS X Tiger 10.4 or OS X Leopard 10.5). We’re writing to let you know that as of May 18th, Dropbox will no longer support these older versions of OS X.

    Don’t worry — your files and photos aren’t going anywhere! But you’ll need to update your computer to OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later to access them through the Dropbox desktop app. Apple’s instructions on how to update your operating system can be found here.

    If you don’t want to update your operating system, your files will still be available through the Dropbox website. However, on May 18th you’ll be signed out of your Dropbox account on your computer and the Dropbox desktop application will no longer be accessible.

    We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information, please check out ourHelp Center.

    – The Dropbox Team
    Source: Dropbox via 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: OS X 10.5 and Older Will No Longer Have Dropbox Support Starting May 18th started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      I didn't realize anything still supported pre-10.5.
    1. cpotoso's Avatar
      cpotoso -
      I do not get why they can't simply allow the old application to keep running. Shows that ultimately you can't trust online providers.