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I notice sometimes an app (in this case Dropbox) is always downloading when I go into Market > Downloads. I even uninstalled it. So it doesn't appear in my application list but it still says Downloading in the Market. The progress bar is empty.

I couldn't find anything on the web. Has anyone else experienced this?

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I had trouble downloading the latest update. What I did was from the list of applications in the Market, I did a long press and Cancel download. After that I was able to select it and download it successfully.

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+1; worked fine for me a couple of days ago. – keyboardsurfer Sep 24 '10 at 16:37
That did it. I think I had tried cancelling the download, either after a short press or via the menu, but it kept starting up again (without finishing). Thanks! – gary Sep 24 '10 at 16:42

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