I want to move Dropbox from the default location on Big Sur. I think a great place for it would be /usr/local/Dropbox but I can't see how to do this from the UI.
Really I just need it out of $HOME so various searches don't trigger Smart Sync to download the entire online datastore. I don't think I want to put it in /Applications, or /Library, or similar.
Yes, of course I have, but I admit that I didn't describe that in detail.
I know where the location is in the UI to change where the Dropbox directory is, but if you have a Mac then you can see for yourself that there isn't any place to choose a location that doesn't appear in the picker panel. In particular, the location I want isn't there or isn't easy to see.
Thanks, Jay. I hear you about the System directory, I wanted to avoid something like that but would really enjoy putting Dropbox somewhere other than $HOME.
I keep the usual things in /usr/local: Homebrew things in particular, as well as my Terraform binaries. So, it seems a natural place to put the Dropbox directory.
Any tips on relocating Dropbox to someplace that isn't /Users/<myname> are welcome.
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