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Re: Changing folder in Linux

Changing folder in Linux

Георгий О.
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Hello.
I've had installed Arch Linux and put my Dropbox folder to the other partition had been mounted as USB device (e.g. to the /media folder). Recently I changed the way of mounting my partition with Dropbox folder: I add my partition to fstab file and immedeatly changed mount point.
So at the moment Dropbox doesn't find this folder (I know why). I want just to change Dropbox folder but don't know how to do it. When Dropbox daemon is starting, it gives me an error about wrong folder. If I agreed I would mark all folders to sync again (but I didn't remember all folders, meh). I have tried to find out location of the settings' file and to use dropbox-cli. Nothing helps me until I post this message.
If there're ways to correct this errors without full changing of folder, I will be happy.

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Aarón__
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Hi James,

Unfortunately, moving your Dropbox folder when using the CLI version of the Dropbox desktop client isn't currently available.

You can still use symlinks to store it in a different location, but Dropbox wouldn't be able to help with these steps or supporting any issues related to it. Apologies for any inconveniences this may have caused.

 

[This thread is now closed by moderators due to inactivity. If you're experiencing a similar behavior, feel free to start a new discussion in the Ask a Question section here.]

 

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Aarón__
Dropbox Staff
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Hi there,

If you need to change the location of your Dropbox folder, please take a look at the following Help Center article:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/89

I hope this helps!

James B.127
New member | Level 1
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I'm in the process of trying to do this now. The best thing I could find was the un-official dropbox wiki (link). Doesn't look like the linux version of dropbox explicitly lets you set the location.

Aarón__
Dropbox Staff
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Hi James,

Unfortunately, moving your Dropbox folder when using the CLI version of the Dropbox desktop client isn't currently available.

You can still use symlinks to store it in a different location, but Dropbox wouldn't be able to help with these steps or supporting any issues related to it. Apologies for any inconveniences this may have caused.

 

[This thread is now closed by moderators due to inactivity. If you're experiencing a similar behavior, feel free to start a new discussion in the Ask a Question section here.]

 

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