cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
We want to hear from you. What do you use Dropbox for?
Close

Dropbox installs & integrations

Connect your tools and content together with help from the Dropbox Community. Join a discussion or post a question of your own to get started.

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted

Run Dropbox from directory symbolic link

Explorer | Level 3

Hi. I try to run (not sync files) Dropbox.exe from directory symbolic link

and get error This application failed to start... DropboxError.png

Symbolic link was created with next command line:

mklink /D  Dropbox \\someserver\Shared\Dropbox\.

Is there some solution of this issue?

Dropbox ver. 59.4.93

1 Reply 1
Highlighted

Re: Run Dropbox from directory symbolic link

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
 
Initially, please bear in mind that, in gerenal, we strongly recommend against methods that add referenced files (such as symlinks), since using reference files can cause a number of issues.
 
However, could you try reinstalling the desktop app and see if that does the trick?
 
Let me know how it goes! 

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below.
Still stuck? Ask me a question!
Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

Polls
Do you know how to organize your files and folders?
<b>We have created a guide on folder best practice, so you can get organized now <a href="https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Business-Tips-tricks/Folder-structure-best-practice/m-p/428456#M39"><u>check it out here</u></a>.</b>

Work Smarter with Dropbox

The way we work is changing. Share and discover new ways to work smarter with Dropbox in our community.

Sound good? Let's get started.
Who's talking

Top contributors to this post

What do Dropbox user levels mean?
Need more support?