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Dropbox Desktop Bug in Older Versions of the Cloud Software Squashed

A pesky little bug in Dropbox for desktop that lead to files being randomly deleted upon upload has been fixed.

The bug, which apparently deleted files that were uploaded by affected users who activated the Selective Sync feature, had caused large amounts of data to be lost forever.

Dropbox says that it’s restoring files when it can; it’s also releasing fixed versions of its apps, preventing older apps from working and putting extra safeguards in place to prevent this kind of error from happening again. Affected users are getting email (like the one you see below that was obtained via Engadget) which is offering users a year’s worth of Dropbox Pro because of the issue.

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While the bug is now fixed and seeking an alternative is not necessary at this point, if you do feel the need to switch cloud storage providers, you can check out our list of the best cloud service providers for Windows to assist you in your choice.

Have you been affected by the Dropbox bug? Let us know in the comments.

Author: Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower and the Editor in Chief of Pocket And PC. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing and is also an aspiring violinist.

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      • Every cloud service is subject to these problems. And to outside access.

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        • And now over 7 millions dropbox credential has been compromised.

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        • This is certainly true. Hopefully cloud services can become much more secure in the near future. It’ll become more and more important as the services grow in popularity.

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