Spotlight Search won’t open the files it finds in Dropbox with associated application

This issue started to appear on macOS 13 Ventura after recent Dropbox update. I would normally use a Spotlight search to search the files I have in my Dropbox folder that I commonly use (excel, word and plain text documents). Spotlight would find the files but once I select the file and click on it (or press return) it wouldn’t open the file with app associated with the file.

This was driving me mad as it also affected my productivity as now I would open Dropbox folder and then manually find the file I need and then double click to open it. It was driving me nuts for couple of days!

I tried just about anything: from reinstalling Dropbox to syncing all files I have in Dropbox again, to reindexing all files I have on my mac and nothing worked out. The Spotlight would just not just wouldn’t open any of my Dropbox files!

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