Dropbox seems to auto-update itself on OS X. Problem is that the latest version of Dropbox doesn't support OS X 10.10.0 which I have to run for compatibility with other apps.

I tried re.installing an older version of Dropbox, which then works for a few minutes before it updates itself again.

Is there a way to stop Dropbox from updating itself so I can stay with an older version of Dropbox?


Your may try moving it from /Applications/ to /Applications/Utilities. Dropbox does not automatically updates when I keep it in Utilities folder.

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    This suggestion worked for me, but when I double clicked the dropbox icon inside the utilities folder nothing would happen.... however if you right click and show package contents, and > contents > MacOS > dropbox that will open, and so far it has not tried to upgrade! – MuhuPower Jan 7 '16 at 5:17
  • When I did this, Dropbox launched okay and so far hasn't updated, but: 1. I have to keep the Terminal window open and 2. the Terminal window reports an error NSFCString autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking. – Dave Everitt Dec 17 '16 at 16:49
  • Correction. It still updated even when running from inside package contents. Then quit. I'm now looking at pcloud.com (20GB free) – Dave Everitt Dec 17 '16 at 16:56

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