Software update: Dropbox 1.2.49 stable

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Dropbox is an online storage service that makes it possible to synchronize files between different computers. In addition, files and photo albums can be shared with people who don’t have Dropbox accounts. Clients are available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile. A free account gives access to 2GB of storage and for ten or twenty dollars a month that is 50 and 100GB respectively. A new stable version was released on Monday with version number 1.2.49 and since the previous entry in the Meuktracker, the following changes have been made in the stable branch:

Changes in version 1.2.49:

  • Fix very rare issue where Dropbox wouldn’t start on Windows.
  • Fix Selective Sync not working on Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Changes in version 1.2.48:

  • Security enhancements, an attacker will not be able to steal your computer’s account credentials just by copying configuration files to another machine.
  • New encrypted database format to prevent unauthorized access to local Dropbox client database.
  • Enhanced Lion integration

Changes in version 1.1.45:

  • Fix regression from 1.1.40 that caused tray menu to not update on Ubuntu Unity 11.04
  • Fix to bug that would cause Dropbox to not function correctly on some proxies.

Changes in version 1.1.43:

  • Lion-specific images for our initial tour.
  • Backport from 1.2.x that fixes very very rare Finder crash

The following downloads are available:
Dropbox 1.2.49 for Windows
Dropbox 1.2.49 for Max OS X
Dropbox 1.2.49 for Linux (32bit)
Dropbox 1.2.49 for Linux (64bit)

Version number 1.2.49
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Linux AMD64, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website Dropbox
File sizes

14.30MB – 18.30MB

License type Freeware/Paid
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