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Re: Linux syncing with an External Drive

Linux syncing with an External Drive

DennisDevine
Helpful | Level 6

I have been unable to sync DropBox folder to an external drive.
I have an NVMe drive and a 4tb external and the limited
interface of Dropbox does not display my other drives
when I go to change prefences.
I am using MXLinux and Mint

Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Re: Linux syncing with an External Drive

Hannah
Dropboxer
Hey @DennisDevine, thanks for reaching out and happy Friday!

What is the sync status of your Dropbox application, please?

Also, are your drives properly mounted?

When you go to the preferences to move the Dropbox folder, what options do you see? Only internal drives?

Lastly, make sure you have the correct system requirements for using the Dropbox application.

Keep me posted!

Hannah
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Linux syncing with an External Drive

DennisDevine
Helpful | Level 6

The problem is the interface, not allowing me to access my external drive via the 
limited DropBox finder interface. So, I need a work-around for that problem.

It works if I put it on my local drive, but I only have 1TB and my DropBox is close
to 1.5 TB now, so I need to use my external drive. Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Linux syncing with an External Drive

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @DennisDevine, currently we only officially support Ubuntu and Fedora for Linux installations.

What options do you currently see when you open the preferences in the app? A screenshot showing this would be helpful.

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Re: Linux syncing with an External Drive

1000101BIN
New member | Level 2

I'm also having this issue, external drives (sata SSD) are mounted, but Dropbox only gives option for '/' directory and not '/sda1/'. Ubuntu 20.04.

 

EDIT: Solved this issue for my case. I changed the mount point of the other SSD to be within '/'.

Re: Linux syncing with an External Drive

DennisDevine
Helpful | Level 6

I have had no luck using DropBox with additional drives with Linux Mint, MX Linux or Parrot

Need more support?