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I have problems starting Dropbox, My Dropbox folder path is set to a different internal hard drive from my Ubuntu 16.04 installation drive.

I get the following error message:

Error message from dropbox

Uninstalling and reinstalling did nothing. Running chmod 777 did nothing

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    Please don't 777 your Dropbox directory >_< – Zanna Aug 17 '16 at 7:32
  • See this post – Shashanth Aug 17 '16 at 7:33
  • What are the contents of /tmp/dropbox_error92i9bU.txt? – edwinksl Aug 17 '16 at 7:43
  • FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/media/mark/mystuff/Dropbox/.dropbox.cache/prefetch_cache'. But i cannot acces the folder. – Mark G Aug 17 '16 at 9:56
  • And I know not to 777 my dropbox but desperate times call for desperate measures – Mark G Aug 17 '16 at 10:02
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What I ended up doing:

Delete Dropbox:

sudo apt-get remove --purge nautilus-dropbox

Manually delete the dropboxfolder:

sudo rm -r Dropbox

Install dropbox again. and it stated syncing

  • This seemed to work for me. The only thing I can think of that I did wrong the first time was potentially not restarting Nautilus when prompted. – Tahlor Jul 17 '18 at 16:36

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