No idea what caused this or why it's happening, but when I right click something in Finder I'm missing a lot of the standard options that should be there (dropbox options, labels, etc). I've restarted several times, relaunched Finder, repaired disk permissions, and nothing's worked.

When I right click on my Desktop:

When I right click on my Desktop

When I right click a file in Finder:

When I right click a file in Finder

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    Test this behavior in another user account. The guest account will suffice. Does it still occur?
    – njboot
    May 21, 2014 at 14:57
  • I only have my one account on this computer, but I enabled the guest account and logged in. Everything seemed to be working normally there.
    – Will Ryan
    May 21, 2014 at 15:04
  • From the Finder Menu Bar (in your user account) > Go... > Go To Folder > ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist delete the file, log out, and log back in. Any difference?
    – njboot
    May 21, 2014 at 15:12
  • Just tried deleting that file and logged out, still having the same issue.
    – Will Ryan
    May 21, 2014 at 15:32
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    I looked at your etrecheck feed. You have a ton of user specific launchagents, launchdaemons, and login items. I can't identify a specific culprit, but it makes sense given 1) it doesn't occur in another account and 2) it doesn't occur in safe mode.
    – njboot
    May 21, 2014 at 20:16

4 Answers 4


From your question it looks like your Dropbox is misbehaving.

Do you have the latest version of Dropbox? Reinstall Dropbox with the newest version.

Dropbox uses a "hack" which extends the Finder (in an unsupported way) to provide this "sharing" link. Because these "hacks" can cause crashes, Apple tends to disable them when newer versions of OS X ship. There's probably a newer version of DropBox that gets around these restrictions that you'll need to download.

Source: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5577081

  • Reinstalled dropbox, rebooted, still had the issue. Then I followed someone's suggestion above to boot into safe mode to see if the issue was present there. It wasn't, then I booted back into OSX regularly and for some reason the issue wasn't present there either. No idea what fixed it or if it'll continue...
    – Will Ryan
    May 21, 2014 at 16:18
  • Scratch that, not working anymore.
    – Will Ryan
    May 21, 2014 at 16:50

Will, are you using TotalFinder? I had the same problem and it was caused by TotalFinder. Upgrading to version 1.6 solved it.

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    ^ TotalFinder was causing this issue for me.
    – user81572
    Jun 12, 2014 at 21:43
  1. Quit dropbox.
  2. Terminal:

$ sudo rm -rf /Library/DropboxHelperTools

  1. Terminal:

$ killall finder

  1. Open Dropbox.
  2. Enter Admin PWD when prompted. (Good Signal)



I suddenly had the same problem of no dropbox options in right click menu, no possibility to directly attach a file to Mail app. I downloaded and installed my macOS from the App Store. At the end my files and apps were not modified and Dropbox options and Mail app restarted to work properly

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