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Problem moving Dropbox folder from linux to NTFS partition

Hello everyone,

I have a dual boot system with 3 partitions, Windows 10, Debian 9 and a NTFS partition, that I use for shared files. I used to install Dropbox on both system using the same folder in the shared partition. Now I recieve the error message "To sync your Dropbox, Move your Dropbox folder to a partition with a compatible File System. Dropbox is compatible with Ext4.". This is, probably, due to the File System support changes.

Can I still make Dropbox sync with this folder in the NTFS partition from Debian Ext4 partition?

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Re: Problem moving Dropbox folder from linux to NTFS partition

Hi Allan, if you’re using Windows the Dropbox folder is in the NTFS drive, then there’s no issues.
 
However from Debian, you won’t be able to sync your files since the Dropbox folder isn’t located in an EXT4 drive. You’ll need to have a separate Dropbox folder stored in the EXT4 drive specifically for the Debian install.
 
Hope this clarifies matters.



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Re: Problem moving Dropbox folder from linux to NTFS partition

Hi Allan, if you’re using Windows the Dropbox folder is in the NTFS drive, then there’s no issues.
 
However from Debian, you won’t be able to sync your files since the Dropbox folder isn’t located in an EXT4 drive. You’ll need to have a separate Dropbox folder stored in the EXT4 drive specifically for the Debian install.
 
Hope this clarifies matters.



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Re: Problem moving Dropbox folder from linux to NTFS partition

 


@Jay  escreveu:
Hi Allan, if you’re using Windows the Dropbox folder is in the NTFS drive, then there’s no issues.
 
However from Debian, you won’t be able to sync your files since the Dropbox folder isn’t located in an EXT4 drive. You’ll need to have a separate Dropbox folder stored in the EXT4 drive specifically for the Debian install.
 
Hope this clarifies matters.

Thank you, Jay, for the fast response.

I was wondering about that. I don't want to duplicate files, that's why I cretated the shared drive. Dropbox team must have good reasons to change File System support like that.

I hope there will exist a work around.

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Re: Problem moving Dropbox folder from linux to NTFS partition


@allanmariano wrote:

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I hope there will exist a work around.


Hi @allanmariano,

About the workaround You ask for... You, better, don't rely on! Did You see the thread?

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Re: Problem moving Dropbox folder from linux to NTFS partition

Hi,

Why dropbox did this change?, it complicates the use for users with double boot.

 

Andres

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