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#1 2012-02-24 10:07:34

orjanp
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From: Tromsoe, Norway
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Dropbox custom install, change from Dropbox to dropbox.

Hello!

Is it possible to change the Dropbox location from ~/Dropbox (capital D), to ~/dropbox?

I can change the path, but not the last location.

Oerjan...


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#2 2012-02-24 14:08:40

Awebb
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Re: Dropbox custom install, change from Dropbox to dropbox.

That's hardcoded. It's for the stupid people who are unable to create their own folders. On the bright side: This is the only "feature" I dislike about Dropbox, so they are forgiven.

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#3 2012-02-24 15:20:32

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Re: Dropbox custom install, change from Dropbox to dropbox.

Be grateful it's not called "My Dropbox" anymore. Ugh...

The source code is available. If it bothers you that much, get it from the official site and try searching for "Dropbox" (matching case) and see if you can cut it out (or replace it) before you compile.


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#4 2012-02-24 15:21:38

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Re: Dropbox custom install, change from Dropbox to dropbox.

Then again, ~/dropbox and ~/Dropbox are different folders in UNIX/Linux, but the same folder in FAT/NTFS.

It is possible that this would have unwanted consequences.

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#5 2012-03-03 11:42:10

orjanp
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Re: Dropbox custom install, change from Dropbox to dropbox.

Hmm, to bad. Guess I can live with it for now. smile Thanks.


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#6 2012-03-03 21:22:20

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Re: Dropbox custom install, change from Dropbox to dropbox.

Create a folder, e.g. ~/.data/Dropbox and link it to ~/dropbox.

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#7 2012-03-04 02:58:52

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Re: Dropbox custom install, change from Dropbox to dropbox.

ln -s ./Dropbox ./dropbox


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#8 2012-03-04 13:18:37

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Re: Dropbox custom install, change from Dropbox to dropbox.

This annoyed me a bit too with every other folder I have being in lowercase.

I opened up the ~/.dropbox/config.db with sqlite3.  In here you can change the directory by running:

sqlite3 ~/.dropbox/config.db
update config set value='/home/user/dropbox' where key='dropbox_path';

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#9 2012-03-04 15:29:16

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Re: Dropbox custom install, change from Dropbox to dropbox.

I opened it with sqlitebrowser and there is no such "dropbox_path" in there.

It's awfully big (3 KB) for such an empty file... How do you fully read it?


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#10 2013-03-24 12:04:01

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Re: Dropbox custom install, change from Dropbox to dropbox.

For me, the file only contains one dataset "config_schema_version = 2"... Where's the path variable gone?! Can't have dropbox mutilating my new home folder.


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#11 2013-03-24 12:18:23

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Re: Dropbox custom install, change from Dropbox to dropbox.

edit... stupid me.

Last edited by Rasi (2013-03-24 12:18:56)


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