In the last few days I have noticed an oddity with the Dropbox folder in the Home directory.
I cannot be certain whether it is Ubuntu or Dropbox influenced hence the question here in case someone else has experienced it or can offer advice.
a file .dropbox (openable with geddit) which contains some lines of text:-
(dp1 Vtag p2 S'dropbox' p3 sVns p4 L113047945L s.
and a folder .dropbox.cache which itself contains another folder prefetch_cache which doesn't contain anything appears in the Dropbox folder which is used to sync with dropbox.
When closing down my PC last night (as the previous night) these files/folders were removed by me from the >Home>Dropbox folder. This morning, on switching on the PC, I checked the >Home>Dropbox folder to see that the files had returned. They are date/time stamped the time I switched my Ubuntu machine on.
I then checked my Dropbox account on the web by launching the dropbox website from the dropbox icon at the top of the screen and bizarrely these files/folders are not shown to be present - effectively invisible to dropbox itself.
Yesterday, following researchon this site, I opened a terminal and typed:
`rm -R ~/Dropbox/.dropbox.cache/*`
This does not seem to have have had a desirable effect as evidenced by the same problem appearing this morning.
This is not affecting my installation in any other way, just a curious annoyance deserving of some attention to get to the bottom of it.
All suggestions gratefully received.