4 Posted by Vladimir Duracka on 02 Jul, 2012 11:34 AM
I have the same problem. After configuring network syncing on my
computer(desktop) to dropbox syncing, I am propted to type
encryption password, but no file in my dropbox folder is created.
And my Iphone app cannot find any file in my dropbox.
My dropbox folder location is:
C:\Documents and Settings\Mama a tatino\My Documents\Dropbox
This is probably the default location.
If you're unable to sync through Dropbox, you can verify first
if the Moneydance extension is able to find the Dropbox folder by
looking for the folder .moneydancesync in your Dropbox folder. This
folder is probably hidden, so you have to configure your file
manager to show hidden files and directories.
If this folder isn't present in your Dropbox folder after
enabling Dropbox syncing in the Network Sync Moneydance extension,
then the extension is unable to find your Dropbox folder. Part of
the issue is that Dropbox has different default folder locations
depending on the operating system and version (especially with
different versions of Windows the location is different). The
extension currently can only use the default install location of
the Dropbox folder, however a future version will avoid this
If you've verified that the .moneydancesync folder is in your
Dropbox folder and you're still unable to sync, please let us know
and we'll continue to try and diagnose the issue. If the
.moneydancesync folder isn't in your Dropbox folder, please change
your Dropbox folder to its default location (possibly by
uninstalling and reinstalling Dropbox).
Hello - I'm new here...
I have the same problem. My DB folder is in the default
/Users/username/Documents/My Dropbox. When I installed the network
sync it installed a "Dropbox" folder directly under /Users/username
The "created "Dropbox" folder did contain all of the neccessary
files to synch with my ipad, but it was obviously in the wrong
place to sync up to the DB web site, and then down to my ipad. I
dragged the created "Dropbox" folder into my working "My Dropbox"
folder and it synced up to the DB web site and my ipad picked it
up. Obviously it would not sync any changes I made on the ipad MD
app because the desktop installation of MD was still looking in the
old location where it originally created it. Hope that all makes
sense. Any suggestions how I might fix this. I am running a trial
version of MD and the ipad functionality is key if I am to move
from my 10 year old creaking Quicken installation :-)
All working fine for me now. I moved my dropbox to the default
location (I uninstalled the MD network sync; moved Dropbox then
installed the MD network sync again)
Works a treat now, much better than the old wifi sync which was
ok but needed a bit of effort to keep everything aligned whereas
the Dropbox sync requires no thought at all to keep it working. A
My dropbox is here now, on windows 7:
9 Posted by Vladimir Duracka on 07 Jul, 2012 08:20 PM
Hello Scott, thanks for your suggestions.
Now I think, I have solved the problem. In Win XP dropbox installs
its folder by default in C:/Documents and Settings/username/My
Documents, but moneydance probably looks for dropbox folder in
C:/Documents and Settings/username (here is a default folder for
dropbox in Win 7).
All what I did is that I reinstalled dropbox and I set up manually
dropbox folder in C:/Documents and Settings/username. Now it works
fine, I can synchronize my Ipod with my older desktop (win XP) as
well as with my notebook (Win 7).
I think that the simpliest solution would be if moneydance gave you
possibility to choose the location of the dropbox folder. This
would be independent on the type and the version of the operating