[Solved] Dropbox Issue LM14 KDE

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[Solved] Dropbox Issue LM14 KDE

Postby cottfcfan on Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:01 am

I've been trying to install Dropbox on LM14 KDE, but have hit a problem.
My data is on a seperate partition called "storage", but Dropbox will not let me put the Dropbox folder anywhere else but in my home folder.
I have used Dropbox from the repo, & a more upto date one from the site.
This is not an issue i have had before, & Dropbox works as expectwed on Kubuntu 12.04.
Is this a Mint issue? & Does anyone else have this problem & know of a workaround?
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Re: Dropbox Issue LM14 KDE

Postby Zalbor on Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:51 am

I'm not sure why it won't let you choose another location, but maybe this will work:
1) Quit Dropbox (to stop the daemon)
2) Move the directory where you want it
3) Create a symlink in the old location
4) Start Dropbox again
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Re: Dropbox Issue LM14 KDE

Postby cottfcfan on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:38 am

Thanks for your reply Zalbor.
I tried your suggestion of creating a symlink, but unless i'm doing something wrong, (which is likely as i've never used symlinks before),
it just started creating one Dropbox folder inside another in my Home folder, caught in a loop indefinitly.
I used the command:
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ln -s /storage/Dropbox /home/myname/Dropbox

Is this correct? or am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Dropbox Issue LM14 KDE

Postby cottfcfan on Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:06 pm

Apparently this is an issue with all the Ubuntu 12.10 series & derivatives, including Mint on 64bit.
The workaround for anyone else having the same problem, is found here in post 6:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2073396
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