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Re: Make the Dropbox folder the permanent folder for syncing Dropbox in linux.

Make the Dropbox folder the permanent folder for syncing Dropbox in linux.

user110
Explorer | Level 4

please make the dropbox folder which gets created after the installation of dropbox the permanent folder for syncing dropbox in Linux OS.

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Re: Make the Dropbox folder the permanent folder for syncing Dropbox in linux.

Jay
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Hi @user110, thanks for contacting us!

Could you clarify what you're referring to in this instance? 

When you install the Dropbox desktop application, the Dropbox folder is the folder used when syncing files.

Any other info or screenshots would be helpful!

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Re: Make the Dropbox folder the permanent folder for syncing Dropbox in linux.

user110
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I mean that the default dropbox folder cannot be changed.

Re: Make the Dropbox folder the permanent folder for syncing Dropbox in linux.

Jay
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Okay, so you want to request for the Dropbox app to be able to change the location for the Dropbox folder?

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Re: Make the Dropbox folder the permanent folder for syncing Dropbox in linux.

user110
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I mean to say that dropbox should not be able to change the default dropbox folder like in windows and mac

Re: Make the Dropbox folder the permanent folder for syncing Dropbox in linux.

Jay
Dropboxer
So, you want the opposite of what I said, you want the Dropbox folder to be located in a certain place, regardless of what Linux distro you have installed, and you don't want any options to change the folder?

Can I ask why you believe this would be useful for your workflow? If this has been experienced by you, please let me know more details.

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Re: Make the Dropbox folder the permanent folder for syncing Dropbox in linux.

user110
Explorer | Level 4

yes.

Re: Make the Dropbox folder the permanent folder for syncing Dropbox in linux.

user110
Explorer | Level 4

to make it easy to find files and folders in one place and differentiate similar files outside the dropbox folder and avoid confusion and to make it work like an original cloud storage application similar to windows and mac.

Re: Make the Dropbox folder the permanent folder for syncing Dropbox in linux.

Jay
Dropboxer
I'm not sure of what you're asking exactly, or what confusion you're trying to avoid. The Dropbox folder is the only folder that syncs to the Dropbox site, so any files outside of the folder will not sync to the site.

Do you mean you don't want the Dropbox folder to appear in the default user or home section, and instead to be a general location on your device?

What is the main difference you're experiencing with the Windows and Mac devices, since they seem to work how you're expecting them to?

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Re: Make the Dropbox folder the permanent folder for syncing Dropbox in linux.

user110
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No. What I meant was remove the feature "Quit Dropbox" and remove the feature "Choose where your Dropbox is located on this PC." in the sync option at preferences. Also, please read and reply to my other posts in https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/1465168 about my other requests.

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