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    Dropbox won't change default directory in 12.10

    Seems to be a problem in the 64 bit version of Dropbox. On a fresh install of 12.10 I need to be able to set a different path for the Dropbox directory (not the standard placement in Home). Although I’ve done this before, now when I try to change it in the advanced settings it sticks with the default directory. Can’t get it to actually change to a different drive/directory.

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    Re: Dropbox won't change default directory in 12.10

    I'm have the same issue.

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    Re: Dropbox won't change default directory in 12.10

    +1 same issue

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    Re: Dropbox won't change default directory in 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by ciociocio View Post
    +1 same issue
    Also fresh install and 64bit. You can browse for another folder, but it always remain in /home/user

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    Re: Dropbox won't change default directory in 12.10

    Perhaps a solution is to edit the dropbox.rc file by hand in your home directory.

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    Smile Re: Dropbox won't change default directory in 12.10

    Worked!

    In window "Select a Folder" click on icon "Type a file name", so you can write the patch, ex: /mydir/mystuff/
    So it will create /mydir/mystuff/Dropbox, or will use it if already exists.

    This way worked for me.

    I know, my english is terrible... sorry.
    Last edited by rdaguls; October 22nd, 2012 at 02:58 PM.

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    Smile Re: Dropbox won't change default directory in 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by rdaguls View Post
    Worked!

    In window "Select a Folder" click on icon "Type a file name", so you can write the patch, ex: /mydir/mystuff/
    So it will create /mydir/mystuff/Dropbox, or will use it if already exists.

    This way worked for me.

    I know, my english is terrible... sorry.
    Thanks! It worked, but I'll explain what I did.

    I created a new Dropbox folder, as I couldn't sync with the old one, but when I tried to sync writing the name of the new path, it says that there's already a dropbox folder, and didn't offer an option to resync.

    Exit dropbox, rename the new Dropbox folder to Dropbox.old, and enter dropbox again.

    I will say that you have to resync, so you write your path to your beloved old folder and it will sync at last!

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    Re: Dropbox won't change default directory in 12.10

    I cannot write a path. It's greyed out.

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    Re: Dropbox won't change default directory in 12.10

    The "type filename" workaround worked for me too.
    You have to open the dialogue to choose a folder - there, in the top left corner, you'll find a button with three dots and a pen on it. Click on that button and type the exact path to the location you want Dropbox to put your Dropbox Folder. (eg. "/home/username/Backup/" for the Dropbox folder being "/home/username/Backup/Dropbox")
    Best regards,
    Chodid

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    Re: Dropbox won't change default directory in 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by rdaguls View Post
    Worked!

    In window "Select a Folder" click on icon "Type a file name", so you can write the patch, ex: /mydir/mystuff/
    So it will create /mydir/mystuff/Dropbox, or will use it if already exists.

    This way worked for me.

    I know, my english is terrible... sorry.
    Thanks!!! It works for me as well. I wonder this is a bug of Dropbox.

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