My Dropbox keeps telling me, that it needs to be moved to ext4 filesystem.

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The problem is, that when I have a look at my disk, I see this:

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It seems, that my filesystem already is ext4.

Do you have any idea, what could be wrong? I found a similar question here.

I'm using only encrypted home folder - could the problem be solved just by moving my Dropbox folder outside of it?


Dropbox doesn't support eCryptfs.

As per this official documentation

Note: ecryptfs is not supported, but Dropbox will continue to sync with supported file systems that are encrypted via full disk encryption (e.g. LUKS)

Also another important note

If you’re running a supported operating system, but you see a message that your computer is unsupported, you may be running Dropbox in an unsupported configuration.


I have Ext4 partition on Linux Mint system and the same notification to change dropbox folder , but i resoved with UnlockMe sotware and his dropbox fix option . You can see it in attached image . This was a solution for me . Bye


  • This looks great, the only thing is, I don't see any Dropbox Startup Fix option in Lubuntu. Is there any way to make it appear? – Eenoku Sep 16 '18 at 17:14

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