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Unable to star files and folders inside Dropbox folder

I tried to star files or folders inside Dropbox folder, but after I right click on a file there is no menu item "Star". For files and folders outside the Dropbox (e.g. in Download folder) is no ...
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Dropbox on external drive - sync afresh every time?

I hope this isn't a silly question for which I'm missing an obvious answer... So: because of the lockdown, my wife and I need to both work on the same desktop (Ubuntu 18.04) and we use dropbox to ...
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Dropbox won't start on Ubuntu 18.04?

I have installed nautilus-dropbox on my Ubuntu 18.04 install. I am using Gnome 3.28. When I run dropbox start, I get this as output: Dropbox isn't running! Dropbox is already running! When I do ...
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How do I format just part of an external HDD?

I have an external HDD with one NTFS partition. I need to shrink that partition and add one which is formatted as ext4 for use with Dropbox. The format utility built into Ubuntu seems like it can ...
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Sharing Dropbox files between Ubuntu and Windows

Dropbox stopped supporting for dropbox folder on NTFS partitions in Linux. Until recently I could workaround the issue by keeping the folder on an NTFS partition and using a symbolic link to the ...
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Dropbox won't sync on Ubuntu 18.04

I have tried every solution I can find by googling, so I'm resorting to posting a question. If this has been solved, please point me to the solution because I can't find it. I am running Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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dropbox preference not saving (“Start Dropbox on System start-up” 19.10 (xfce)

I just installed Dropbox by following the tutorial on their website (https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux) The installation went OK. The command window stayed open and stuck running (not sure if ...
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Delay autostart of programs such as conky and dropbox, in Kubuntu

Kubuntu 19.10 Like the title says, I want to delay the autostart of certain programs. These programs appear in the GUI of Autostart.
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How to install dropbox on a usb persistent live? 18.04

I made a USB persistent live and I tried to install dropbox. I am having the message that I should move Dropbox to a supported file system. How to solve it?
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Whys is dropbox not working on ubuntu 18.04?

I did not use my computer for a month. On starting Dropbox after opening it, it shows the following On checking the Dropbox site for system requirements So I went about checking all these ...
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Which file managers support Dropbox status icons?

I would like to play around with file mangers other than Nautilus, but recall from years ago that far from all support the Dropbox status icons. As I frequently orientate myself by those icons to ...
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Installation Problems: Dropbox -> Libatomic ->?

I am relatively new to Ubuntu, and I am having trouble to install Dropbox under a completely fresh Ubuntu 18.04. I had the same problem as described in this previous short question I can't ...
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What are ways to synchronize LibreOffice dictionaries across multiple computers?

Clean install of Ubuntu 19.10 with LibreOffice 6.3.3.2 as distributed with the OS. I prefer to work on a desktop but will work on the same files on desktop and laptop. Also, it's duplicate effort ...
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Dependency issues while installing nautilus-dropbox

I cannot install dropbox on Ubuntu 18.04. Whenever I run sudo apt install nautilus-dropbox, I get: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation ...
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How to make symlinks appear as regular folders to dropbox client

So recently Dropbox stopped syncing symlinks (bad move IMHO). I have a rather small hard drive and use symlinks to sync folders on Dropbox. Recently this stopped working (any new files added to ...
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I can't install dropbox client: Cannont open libatomic.so.1

After using the installation tool from the main dropbox page on Ubuntu 18.04 - LTS (Bionic Beaver), I tried to start it using the dropbox launcher for the app and never started. Then, I tried to ...
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Dropbox installation fails [duplicate]

Dropbox fails to install on a fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04.3. I first tried to install via the Software Center. When that failed, I followed directions here to remove files, then tried the ...
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How to automatically sync files between local folder and Dropbox folder?

I'm trying to set up a sort of DIY cloud-saves system for a game on Ubuntu so that I could share saves for a game between 2 systems, using Dropbox. The intended result is for the saves to ...
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install Dropbox on headless Ubuntu server

I was reading the information on https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux (hope you'll see the text in your own language). After installing Dropbox I had to copy a URL in an active browser. How do I do ...
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Ubuntu Server - Synchronize Dropbox with no logged user

Intalled dropbox from https://www.dropbox.com/en/install-linux and downloaded the Python script. Then configured my account and it works ok. My goal is to have dropbox uploading new files created on ...
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Any tips for using rclone quickly?

I hope this isn't too broad, but I'm was looking for a non-proprietary alternative to nautilus-dropbox and I discovered rclone. It's pretty neat on its surface and I can see some potential. The ...
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Disable Dropbox integration with GNOME Files (without disabling Dropbox sync)?

I just installed Dropbox on Ubuntu 18.04. It decided that I would like having a menu item on Files (Nautilus) to move things to Dropbox (I don't). So how can I disable this integration (remove the ...
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How to fix `libdropbox_apex.so` problem with latest Dropbox?

I have installed caja-dropbox package on my Ubuntu MATE 19.04 system as simple as sudo apt-get install caja-dropbox but it does not start from GUI and continuously asks me about Caja restart. When ...
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running a backup script after dropbox has updated

running: Ubuntu 18.04 (gnome) (also installed xfce4 package, if that matters) cron version: 3.0pl1-128.1ubuntu1 on: amd64 updates: all ...
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Dropbox upgrading with huge files

I am using Dropbox on ubuntu (16.04) and noticed that the Dropbox folder contains a folder .dropbox.cache which in turn contains a folder temp_dirs containing 155(!) folders named 3ac3119f-3990-13c1-...
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Proper file permissions for (locally) shared Dropbox folder

I have a shared mounted Dropbox folder running in a container. What is the correct way to set the Dropbox user and group so that two different users on the computer can both read and write the files? ...
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Dropbox selective sync

I have Ubuntu 19.04 and app from Dropbox v80.4.126 Everything with Dropbox desktop app had worked without any problems, until force restart during uploading some files. After force restart Selective ...
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nemo-dropbox won't install on Ubuntu 18.04

When I try to install nemo-dropbox from Synaptic I get the message, Could not mark all packages for installation or upgrade The following packages have unresolved dependencies. Make sure that all ...
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Drop box is not syncing in Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. I downloaded dropbox yesterday using this link. I did everything mentioned in that but I did not see below message. Output This computer isn't linked to any ...
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How to add “share dropbox link” to nemo on ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying nemo out, but I use dropbox cloud and the share link option does not show when clicking in a file or folder at nemo. Using ubuntu 18.04
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Dropbox headless crashes “could not connect to display :1”

I installed dropbox from https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux as described to installed it headless. However when I try to run it I get the following error at the end ouf a list of outputs: [...
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Dropbox erasing itself (in Ubuntu)?

I am a not too Linux savvy so perhaps use a grain of salt,but this seems weird to me... Dropbox seems to be erasing itself from my Ubuntu install (Chromebook - Crouton with xiwi, Ubuntu 16.04.06 xfce)....
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ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'gi'

Upon trying to start dropbox, it prompts $ dropbox start Starting Dropbox... The Dropbox daemon is not installed! Run "dropbox start -i" to install the daemon Following the instructions, $ ...
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Dropbox objects to Ubuntu's file system [duplicate]

I kept getting notifications from Dropbox that I needed to move my Dropbox to a supported filesystem. Not quite sure what that meant. The syncing has now stopped. I removed the old version of Dropbox ...
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sudo ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd not working on cron job

I have used this command directly with the command line and it working fine. sudo ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd But when I set it to run each minute with cronjob nothing happens. my crontab file # m h ...
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Dropbox menu no longer opens folder or website

Since my upgrade to 19.04, the Dropbox menu in the status bar (top right) does not open the Dropbox folder or the website. In other words, the two upper functions of this menu do not work: However, ...
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How do I create a shared folder after virtualization Windows 10 with VirtualBox on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on my computer(moving from Mint). Everything is fast, secure and outright amazing. But, I still need to use Windows for a few custom-built work applications. I tried using ...
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Why is the dropbox daemon running immediately whenever I open a new terminal window?

Every time I open a new terminal window, the dropbox daemon starts. There is nothing in my .bashrc to start this, nor is Start Dropbox at system startup enabled. Why is this happening? dropbox: ...
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Need syncing cloud storage that works across Linux, Windows, some Android

Until recently, I used Dropbox as my cloud storage, which worked awesome across Windows, Android, and Ubuntu, where I saved all my research and could access pretty much anywhere. But now Dropbox for ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 dropbox-client items cluttering up Status Notifier list

Each time I reboot, another "dropbox-client-PID" gets added to the Known Items list in the Status Notifier Items menu (right click on the Status Notifier in the panel and select properties). I can ...
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Dropbox sync icons not showing up on Dropbox folder and files in Ubuntu 16.04

I've installed Dropbox for Linux following the instructions given here https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux Dropbox seems to be running and syncing fine; however I don't see the sync status icons ...
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First bash script: computer to dropbox backup help

I have the following script in /.backup with a symlink to cron.weekly. The goal is to have my entire system encrypted, compressed, and saved to dropbox every week. This is my first bash script and I'm ...
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Startup command with variable settings

I have Xubuntu 16.04 for 2 days. I am trying to set an entry in Session and Startup>Application Autostart that will set several bash variables and execute a command. I have managed how to do it ...
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Where is the dropox icon hiding?

Dropbox is running, and syncing, but it is complaining that I need to move the sync location. I set up a suitable folder but I have to get my little mouse arrow on the tray icon to tell dropbox where ...
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Create new location for Dropbox [duplicate]

Running Ubuntu on a Dell XPS, dual-booting with Windows that I hardly use. I encrypted my home folder when installing 16.04, and now Dropbox won't sync anymore as they no longer support .ecryptfs. ...
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How to migrate from ext2 to ext4 when my filesystem is encrypted (LUKS)?

The reason why I am posting this question is that Dropbox has notified me (via e-mail), that it will soon no longer support ext2 for its desktop client. I have a LUKS encrypted file system on top of ...
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How can two large directories be compared visually?

I had a huge directory of all sorts of things from family photographs to git repositories to programs with thousands of visible and hidden files, which was synced over ~10 computers. I was forced to ...
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Dropbox has just force-halted syncing, probably because I am using standard 16.04 drive encryption. How might I address this? [duplicate]

The Dropbox client 2.10.0 (https://linux.dropbox.com/packages/ubuntu/dropbox_2.10.0_amd64.deb) has just presented me with the following message: (The "See requirements" button links here which is of ...
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Dropbox disappeared from my tray, but I need the preferences dialog!

I spent some time this morning trying to designate an ext4 partition as my Dropbox sync location, but Dropbox kept rejecting my ext4 partition. This related question: Dropbox: ext4 isn't ext4 ...
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How will Dropbox work in a third data partition?

I will try to explain my situation, but neither my first nor my second language is English... I study a Telecommunications degree and I have a HP Spectre x360, that works really well. This year we ...

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