Trying to install Dropbox and when it attempts to start I get a permission error with the following error text:


Need to do this to fix the problem:

Create or set a new registry DWORD value, named ProtectionPolicy, value 1, to enable local backup of the MasterKey instead of requiring a RWDC in the following registry subkey:

1. Hit Windows + R

2. Type regedit and hit enter

3. Navigate to

4. In the folder, right click and hit New > DWORD (32 Bit) Value

5. Name it ‘ProtectionPolicy’

6. Right click ‘Protection Policy’

7. Hit Modify and change the value to 1 and select Base: Hexadecimal


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#1 on 2017-Gen-07 Sab  01:21+3600

#2 on 2016-Nov-25 Ven  11:52+3600