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Old 27. Feb 2015, 08:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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@sicknero,
I'm having an issue with creating an entry/connection for Dropbox in CarotDAV. When I click the link in the Web Authorization box...



... it opens my browser on a page to enter my email address and password for Dropbox.



However, when I click "Sign in" I'm redirected to a forgotten password page...



Even though I think something isn't right, I went ahead and typed in my email address. Next, I get a page telling me they've sent an email to me to change my password. Something is goofy here!!

I have searched Dropbox's site and cannot find anything instructions on how to authorize CarotDAV (or any other app) on Dropbox. Any suggestions?
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Old 27. Feb 2015, 10:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm not sure ... are you able to sign in to Dropbox normally?

Authorising CarotDAV does require you to sign in to Dropbox the first time, that's normal ... did you actually enter your log in details on the webpage that opened?

What I'd suggest is, get Dropbox working normally again in your browser, i.e. so that you can log in normally. Then while signed in to Dropbox in your browser, try the Carot authorisation process again, This should take you straight to the Dropbox authorisation page without needing to sign in again.

It's a one-time thing, you won't need to do it every time you use Carot.
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Old 28. Feb 2015, 12:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I suppose you mean if I can log in via a web browser. The answer is Yes.

I tried as you advised while logged in to Dropbox and the same thing happened. Then I had an idea. I typed the URL from CarotDAV's Web Authorization page into my browser (while still logged in) and this is what I got...



I'm guessing that:

1. Something may be wrong with the URL in the Web Authorization dialog, or

2. Dropbox has stopped accepting new requests to connect CarotDAV to Dropbox accounts.

In the mean time I've opened a support ticket with Dropbox. Let's see what they have to say.
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Old 28. Feb 2015, 10:18 AM   #14 (permalink)
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This is strange ... I just now deleted my copy of CarotDAV and then set it up for Dropbox again, with no problems at all. I don't know what to suggest really - I'll describe the process in detail, in case you missed anything.

- Open CarotDAV, select "File" - "New Connection" - "Dropbox" which will open the authorisation dialogue. Give the new entry a name then click "Authorise".





- Click the link which will open the Dropbox authorisation page in your default browser ... I think you already got this far.



- In your browser, sign in to Dropbox (also has a captcha now which I think is new).



(Continuing in next post ...)

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Old 28. Feb 2015, 10:27 AM   #15 (permalink)
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- Confirm that you want to give CarotDAV permission to access your Dropbox ...





- Then go back to CarotDAV and click "OK" in the Web Authorisation dialogue and again in the Connection Setting dialogue. You could also click "Test" just to see if it's all working but it isn't necessary.





And that's it ... if it still isn't working for you then I'm at a bit of a loss sorry. The only thing that comes to mind is that maybe your browser (an add-on perhaps) is somehow interfering in the process? Maybe you could try setting another browser to system default (or just type the authorisation URL into a different browser) and see if it helps.

I've had a look at the security settings in my Dropbox account and I can't see anything there except for "two step verfication" ... I have that disabled.

*Edit ... I just noticed that in your screenshot of the Dropbox sign-in page, there's no captcha. Maybe you have an ad-blocker or script blocker or some such which is preventing the page from displaying properly?

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Old 28. Feb 2015, 02:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
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@sicknero, I must have tried half a dozen times yesterday but I never saw a captcha. Also, every time I tried to make a connection I used the button/icon in the menu bar (see below) instead of New Connection from File.



However, since you did it from File I decided to try it that way too. Success!! I couldn't believe it. And this time I saw the captcha too. Still, I don't think it should make a difference whether I use the button or go from File. That said, I decided to try the button again and was able to connect this time. That got me. I have thought about it over and over and I still can't understand what I did differently between yesterday and today. Even so, I must say that I do appreciate your sticking with me. Thanks again.

BTW, I notice your CarotDAV interface is different from mine. Are you using a theme or something?
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Old 01. Mar 2015, 10:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Hi Joe ... I remembered that there's an alternative route to the New Connection dialogue (i.e. the toolbar button) so I just tried that with a fresh extraction of Carot and it works fine for me.

So, no idea why it wouldn't work for you before, but I'm glad to hear you got it all sorted anyway.

The interface ... at the moment I'm running Windows 7 with a third-party Snow Leopard theme. Just out of interest I reset Windows to the default Aero theme, and Carot still has a Win32-style GUI. So I don't know why you have a Metro-style GUI ... are you in Windows 8 maybe?

I also have Classic Shell installed but that doesn't seem to alter other Metro-style software so again I'm at a loss to explain the difference : )

I'm due a system restore though, so when I do that I'll try Carot in a vanilla Windows and see what happens.
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A Win32-style GUI? Is that what you call it? I'm on Windows 8.1 but I don't think that should be why CarotDAV should look different on my system. It's a minor thing anyway and I was just wondering, that's all.
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A Win32-style GUI? Is that what you call it? ...
Yes, but probably incorrectly

I don't have a W8 system to try it out on but I'd guess that's the reason anyway.
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I don't have a W8 system to try it out on but I'd guess that's the reason anyway.
I've never seen an app which I had in Windows 7 look different in Windows 8.1. If that's the reason it would be the first time it ever happened to me.
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