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Couldn't Start Dropbox - Permissions Error

Couldn't Start Dropbox - Permissions Error

Kuby
New member | Level 2

Hello,

 

I recently changed the name of my Home Folder and Home Directory.

 

Now when I try to run Dropbox I receive the following error: 

 

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Any advice for how to correct the issue?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Couldn't Start Dropbox - Permissions Error

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

@Kuby wrote:
...

I recently changed the name of my Home Folder and Home Directory.

...

Hi @Kuby,

Big mistake is change any system directory name related to Dropbox (such as the home) while the application is in link! That what you have done. Before such a change you have to unlink your application and link it back at the end. Now, since you can't break the link in the usual way, you have to forcibly unlink it, using following command:

rm -rf ~/.dropbox

After that, run the application and link it back, as usual (in the same way if you have unlinked it in advance in usual way). Be more careful in future! 😉

Hope this helps.

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Re: Couldn't Start Dropbox - Permissions Error

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

@Kuby wrote:
...

I recently changed the name of my Home Folder and Home Directory.

...

Hi @Kuby,

Big mistake is change any system directory name related to Dropbox (such as the home) while the application is in link! That what you have done. Before such a change you have to unlink your application and link it back at the end. Now, since you can't break the link in the usual way, you have to forcibly unlink it, using following command:

rm -rf ~/.dropbox

After that, run the application and link it back, as usual (in the same way if you have unlinked it in advance in usual way). Be more careful in future! 😉

Hope this helps.

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Re: Couldn't Start Dropbox - Permissions Error

Kuby
New member | Level 2

That worked perfectly thank you!

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