I'm trying to create a soft link of my Dropbox shared folder with:
ln -s Dropbox ~/Desktop
But I am not being successful. The link is created, but is broken and I can't access the folder through it.
When I run
ls -la in
/mnt/hgfs I get this:
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 4192 Nov 14 17:04 . drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Nov 14 16:06 .. drwx------ 1 501 dialout 782 Nov 14 13:10 Dropbox
What is user 501?
I tried changing the ownership of the folder to my user and to root, but none seems to work. Shouldn't root be able to change any File or Directory ownership to itself?
chown -R root:root Dropbox chown: changing ownership of ‘Dropbox’: Operation not permitted
Any help would be appreciated.