I'm using my companies business dropbox account. And it created a folder called "Dropbox (my companies name here)".
Is there a way to remove the space between "Dropbox" and "("? I don't want to have a space in the path. So the folder name will become "Dropbox-Company" or "Dropbox_Company" or something, but not space.
It seems impossible.
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Unfortunately, it's not possible to change the name of Dropbox folder, as many of you have discovered.
If you are using it for scripts then the best thing would firstly to parse the info.json and grab the path from there. The JSON is located:
Windows will be one of these two paths:
I say this as if you were to move your Dropbox folder at anytime then this would, of course, break any paths that explicitly referenced an exact folder path.
On a side note, spaces within file paths shouldn't cause issues within scripts, it's fairly normal to have some spaces in there, just ensure your path string is correctly formatted and your script should be fine.
There is currently no way of doing this as it would change the path of your Dropbox account.
However, I will make sure to pass your feedback along to our engineering team so that they can take your comments into account in the future development of the app.
Many thanks again for using Dropbox 🙂
I'm having the same issue with the space character! Additionally, I'm incorporating some Linux (bash) scripts that are unhappy with the parenthesis around the company-name. Can this be addressed at the same time - perhaps a Dropbox-company format?
It's a really daring choice to put a space in a foldername - Sure, for most programs it works. But not all scripts can handle this.
I just spend an entire evening debugging webpack to figure out why hot-deploy didn't work. Answer = Dropbox put a space in my path !"#€&€%#
Problem seen on OSX
I suggest Dropbox using hyphen instead of brackets to naming the Dropbox folder.
Here we will have
If we then name our company name without space, we will have a folder name without space.
I cannot believe that Dropbox would put a mandatory space in a directory name. This is very unprofessional.
Temporary fix: symbolic link. But who knows what unintended side-effects this will have someday when we forget this horrific catastrophe?
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