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There is currently an issue with Mendeley in Ubuntu and ecryptfs home folders

The only workaround at this time is to allow Mendeley to write/read to another folder outside the ecrypted /home folder.

How can I make a folder under / readable and writable to the program and user in question?

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You can create a folder using sudo and then change the owner to your user. From the command-line:

cd /
sudo mkdir mendeley
sudo chown myuser:myuser mendeley

Replace myuser with whatever your username is. That should create the folder /mendeley which is owned by your current user which you can use, any subdirectories or files in that directory will be owned by that user but should remain unencrypted. Maybe a better folder name would be unencrypted and add a /unencrypted/mendeley subdirectory in there.

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