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[SOLVED] Workflows stopped syncing through Dropbox

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Up until recently, my preferences and workflows synced between machines wonderfully.

 

Something recently broke and I'm not seeing workflows sync anymore through Dropbox.

 

I know Dropbox is syncing on both machines, as I just dropped a file from my desktop machine into it and I see it on my laptop almost immediately.

 

Both Alfred instances are set to sync from my Dropbox folder. But for some reason, the workflows aren't syncing. As a test, I create a new one on my desktop and don't see it syncing over to my laptop. 

 

However, if I delete the Alfred.preferences file from Dropbox, I see my workflows immediately start disappearing from both machines. So the syncing is working right, but just not for new workflows.

 

Any pointers on what I should look for to troubleshoot this?

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In reading through some older forum posts, it sounds like different versions of macOS can cause syncing problems.

 

My two machines are on different versions, but always have been (my work machine is always a version behind because IT are slow to approve upgrades).

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As a test, I moved the Alfred.preferences file to a new location and let it sync on my desktop.

 

Then I updated my laptop.

 

Then, I grabbed the export of the workflow that wasn't syncing before and imported it. It showed up right away on my desktop.

 

So, I guess moving the preferences file around kicked whatever was unhappy and now it's fixed. 

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