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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 or my second language is English... I study a Telecommunications degree and have a HP Spectre x360, that works really well. This year we are ...
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Is it possible to create separated unencrypted ext4 filesystem?

So, I'm thinking about my possibilities considering Dropbox is not supported on the encrypted ext4 filesystems anymore. My first thought was, that I could create a new, unencrypted disk partition ...
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Dropbox has stopped working on my 16.04 Ubuntu

Dropbox has stopped working on my 16.04 Ubuntu. When I try to start it in bash, this is the terminal output: work@work-HP-Pavilion-17-Notebook-PC:~ $ dropbox start -i Starting Dropbox...dropbox: ...
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Can't Move the Dropbox Folder to Ext4 or NTFS partition

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. In response to the change in dropbox file system support, I created a new partition on my hard drive to store my dropbox files in. It's 2 GB larger than my maximum dropbox ...
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Moving your Dropbox folder to a new location

I'm a Ubuntu user with an XFCE interface. I have installed such configuration in my desktop and notebook computers. But in the notebook, I can no longer use Dropbox since it asks me to move the folder ...
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Dropbox Ext4 - ecryptfs

Will Dropbox truly stop working on ecryptfs Nov 2018?? My system is Lubuntu with Home folder secured with ecryptfs. What can be done to ensure Dropbox will still work??
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Will Dropbox no longer work under Ubuntu 16.04?

I use currently Ubuntu 16.04. When Dropbox loads, I get a message saying that it will stop synchronizing in November. However, in this page https://www.dropbox.com/install-linux it is stated that ...
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Dropbox folder not created although installed dropbox in 18.04 LTS?

I can launch dropbox from dash that open the web interface and shows that it connects with my computer. But, in my home directory there is no dropbox folder.
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Sync Desktops between two computers via Dropbox?

I've been using Dropbox and symlinks to keep two Ubuntu computers in sync, for years. The setup is a bit fiddly, because some links go TO the Dropbox folder, and some come FROM it, depending on how ...
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Deleting Dropbox using their directions

I went to the Dropbox Help Center to get their directions on deleting the program. The directions are written in computer code such as: rm - rf /var/lib/dropbox I know this means something to ...
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How to permanently hide dropbox icon in System Tray

I want to hide the dropbox icon in my system tray. I can right click the tray, and in the entries menu, set dropbox to "hidden". But when I reboot my computer, dropbox autostarts (dropbox start -i), ...
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nautilus-dropbox [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 After installing dropbox demon I don't see the small icon in the upper part of the screen present in the previous release of Ubuntu. This GUI utility was very useful to ...
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Dropbox syncs, but does not open in Xubuntu

Just installed xubuntu 18.04 today on dell optiplex 755 (former Win 7). Everything seems to be working fine except for dropbox. Installed dropbox nautilus via "Software" and signed in at the Dropbox ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Dropbox icon won't show / stay

my machine automatically updated to Ubuntu 18.04, and the Dropbox icon won't show up in the system tray area in the top right (I think Ubuntu calls them appindicators). I often used the icon shortcut ...
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Dropbox and (ufw) Firewall

I'm confused about Dropbox and its use of ports re firewall. Looking at https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/desktop-web/configuring-firewall?_locale_specific=en it states that may need to open ports 80 &...
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Ecrypfts to LUKS on ext4 partition

My home directory is encrypted using Ecrypfts (AFAIK). I'm using dropbox service running in the background that syncs local files with the cloud. Starting November '18 dropbox will only support ext4 ...
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Dropbox is asking me to change location to Ext4

My Dropbox keeps telling me, that it needs to be moved to ext4 filesystem. The problem is, that when I have a look at my disk, I see this: It seems, that my filesystem already is ext4. Do you have ...
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Dropbox: ext4 isn't ext4

Some time ago Dropbox began to warn me about supporting ext4 as FS only. As a happy BTRFS user I wasn't happy, but have done this: dropbox stop dd if=/dev/zero of=~/dropbox.img bs=1M count=4096 mkfs....
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How to fix broken dropbox *menu* in xubuntu 18.04?

There are many threads about how to restore the dropbox icon. For instance, this link. Following those instructions in xubuntu 18.04 restores the menu icon, but left or right clicking the icon ...
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Solutions for running Dropbox on Ubuntu 16.04 with some kind of encryption?

Dropbox has announced that on November 7, they're dropping support for a wide range of Linux file systems except for unencrypted ext4. See https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/system-...
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Some Qt apps (dropbox, megasync) stopped working

Just recently some of the apps I had to backup files stopped working and I do not know why. For example, at trying to start nautilus-dropbox or megasync I get errors related to the Qt library. See the ...
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Dropbox asks Authentication is needed to run `/usr/sh' as the super user

This question has been asked several times, but the standard answer does not apply. Current system: Ubuntu 18.04, kernel version 4.15.0-29-generic. But it started on - I think - 16.xx. The system ...
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Can't connect to shadowsocks proxy visa proxychains

I live in China. I am trying to use proxychains to run the dropbox installer through my shadowsocks proxy on Ubuntu 18.04. I am using shadowsocks-libev and I am able to connect to a blocked site (...
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Can't install packages on new Ubuntu OS

I managed to get Ubuntu 18.04 installed on a Dell Inspiron 13z 5323, using memory stick to a newly shrunk 20G partition, and it runs. Now, when I try to download Dropbox or AnyDesk, they do not ...
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Is using Home Cloud storage device providing synchronization/ application in Ubuntu

I am thinking to synchronize my files in a folder in ubuntu, and I am not sure whether to by WD MY CLOUD HOME or not?! So I would like to ask from experienced and experts that what do you suggest? ...
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Free Cloud Storage Multiple Account manager program

I just want to get use of the capacity of Dropbox, Google, ODrive etc... free cloud astorages plans in a simple way. Is there any program which configures a single directory to be syncronished with ...
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dropbox not syncing external changes?

I have a dropbox installation on LUbuntu 18.04 VM with the root dropbox folder on a NTFS drive mounted in /etc/fstab. The intent is to allow both the VM and the Windows host to be able to modify files ...
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Dropbox Will Not Start Up

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. Dropbox stopped running after an update a while back. I'm getting the black box when I click on the icon and no action when I try to load from the menu. I have tried many ...
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Run Multiple Instances of Dropbox Simultaneously on Ubuntu

I want to run my personal and business Dropbox accounts simultaneously on Ubuntu 14.04. This is a common dropbox function under Windows and Mac, but inexplicably Dropbox refuses to implement it for ...
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Can someone help me compile Nautilus DropBox for arm?

I'm trying to use the DropBox service for Nautilus on my Laptop which is an Arm ChromeBook running Ubuntu on Crouton. I've tried to compile Nautilus DropBox for it but it has "permission denied" ...
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Dropbox indicator icon is not supporting the icon theme at the top panel in Xubuntu

As the screenshot shows, the Dropbox icon at the top panel in Xubuntu does not work along with the rest of the icon set. I am using Faenza icon set in this screenshot. But I've tried with other icon ...
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Starting dropbox at the start of the computer

I have followed this answer to this post, in particular I have followed the binary section, since I couldn't make the other work (I have a problem of dependencies with nautilus), but it seems that ...
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Unable to disable Dropbox's autostart in Ubuntu 18.04

The Problem I installed nautilus-dropbox in Ubuntu 18.04. The app itself works fine, but it does not respect the Start Dropbox on system startup option. When I start Dropbox manually, it creates a ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 KDE Dropbox issues

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04. I installed the KDE desktop alongside the regular Gnome(-based) DE. Dropbox works fine in Gnome, but has two issues under KDE: No Dropbox badges in Dolphin, even after ...
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Turn off “Dropbox almost full” notification

Dropbox for Linux has the annoying habit to send a desktop notification every few hours telling me that my space is almost full. Is there a way (under Gnome-based Ubuntu 17.10 and newer) to filter out ...
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Problems with Dropbox in Ubuntu 16.04

I'm having this issue when running dropbox daemon ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd : Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: Failed to execute child process "net" (No such file ...
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No Dropbox top panel icon since update to 18.04 [duplicate]

Since updating to Ubuntu 18.04 I've lost my Dropbox top panel icon. It is not displayed wrong but it doesn't appear at all. I tried this answer as well as this one with no success.
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Can't start dropbox on Ubuntu 18.04

It is working well in Ubuntu 16.04. After upgrading to 18.04 it refuses to start. Anyone has any idea ?
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How to fix broken nautilus-dropbox icon in ubuntu 18.04 GNOME-Flashback in top Panel?

How to fix broken nautilus-dropbox icon in ubuntu 18.04 GNOME-Flashback in top Panel? See screenshot below:
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Could not resolve host: content.dropboxapi.com when to upload file at shutdown

I want to upload a file to my dropbox when my pc is shutting down. sudo vim /etc/systemd/system/upload.service [Unit] Description=upload files into dropbox Before=network.target shutdown.target ...
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Dropbox won't install on Ubuntu 17.10.1 [duplicate]

I downloaded Dropbox from the official site and then installed it via Ubuntu's software installer. A message advised me to restart my session, so I logged out and in. No Dropbox. So I chose Dropbox ...