Bad (or good) interaction between XeLaTeX and Dropbox

Dr Alan Litchfield alan at
Mon Jun 21 21:23:08 CEST 2021

I get that from time to time. It is nearly always when an author leaves a file open on one machine, then moves to another to open the file again from somewhere else.


> On 21/06/2021, at 10:11 PM, Harald Hanche-Olsen <harald.hanche-olsen at> wrote:
> I don't know the answer, but I imagine it is highly dependent on your operating system. Which one is it?
> – Harald
> From: texhax < at < at>> on behalf of Paulo Ney de Souza <pauloney at <mailto:pauloney at>>
> Date: Monday, 21 June 2021 at 02:15
> To: TeXhax <texhax at <mailto:texhax at>>
> Subject: Bad (or good) interaction between XeLaTeX and Dropbox
> These days I edit most of my files inside Dropbox, due to cooperation with other authors.
> Every once in a while I meet an error using xelatex

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