"rclone about" fails with dropbox

Hi everyone,

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

When I invoke the about command on my dropbox account I get the following error message:

Failed to about: About call failed: about failed: missing_scope/.

All other commands (ls, lsd) work fine. Mounting file system outputs the same error message, but works fine.

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.54.1
- os/arch: linux/amd64
- go version: go1.15.8

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

Linux Ubuntu 64 bit

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)


The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone about dropbox:

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = dropbox
token = {(removed)}

A log from the command with the -vv flag

<7>DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.54.1" starting with parameters ["rclone" "about" "dropbox:" "-vv"]
<7>DEBUG : rclone: systemd logging support activated
<7>DEBUG : Using config file from "/home/ru13r/.config/rclone/rclone.conf"
<7>DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "dropbox:"
<7>DEBUG : 3 go routines active
Failed to about: About call failed: about failed: missing_scope/.

hello and welcome to the forum,

that dropbox, personal or business?

make sure you created your own ID.

there are posts about that in the forum,


Hi, asdffsda!
It is a personal Dropbox account.
I do not experience any functional issues, but this error message popping up is really annoying.

I also tried the beta version.

$ rclone version
rclone v1.55.0-beta.5175.aee3bfb17.fix-dropbox-scopes
- os/arch: linux/amd64
- go version: go1.16rc1

and got the same result.

for this, what did you choose?
"Choose the type of access you want to use => Full Dropbox or App Folder"

I did not create any kind of own App, as I use default rclone app.
Everything just works, the problem is this error message (and inability to read remote disk quota).
For now I chose:

rclone ... 2> /dev/null


never used rclone without creating my own app id, so i have no idea how that affects things.
but that link i shared made mention of creating your own app id and so does the rclone docs.

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