All of a sudden in the dock (next to downloads folder etc) the dropbox folder is just showing as a plain blue regular mac folder.

How dropbox is looking in the dock

It still looks correct in Finder

How dropbox looks in Finder

And also in Get Info

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling but it just put a 'plain' folder back into the Dock. Any suggestions?

How dropbox looks in Get Info

  • In Finder does Dropbox show as a location? If so what is its directory?
    – mmmmmm
    Dec 13, 2022 at 9:31
  • Yes its completely normal in Finder. HD > Usrs > my username > dropbox (next to downloads, desktop etc). Nothing else has changed and it all functions fine just the icon has weirdly disappeared
    – mmarks
    Dec 13, 2022 at 9:46
  • What is the full path name in Finder?
    – mmmmmm
    Dec 13, 2022 at 9:47
  • the full path is as above Macintosh HD> Users > username > Dropbox: /Users/username/Dropbox
    – mmarks
    Dec 13, 2022 at 10:10
  • Is that the Dock link or from Finder link?
    – mmmmmm
    Dec 13, 2022 at 10:26

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Turns out it had changed from display as 'Folder' to display as 'Stack' which caused this behaviour.

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