Showing posts with label Cloud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cloud. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Using Dropbox with external media (Ubuntu)

Dropbox.com is an awesome service. I am using it to sync my homework across four computers.
I ran into a glitch. My Ubuntu Netbook Remix computer would not sync. I could use the website so this problem wasn’t too critical.
The software reported: “Access Denied” which was odd because it was working after I installed it. Then I remember my Asus EEE has hard drive space issues. I moved the Dropbox folder to an external device.
Of course Dropbox didn’t have permission! I never set it up.
Four quick changes for this set up:
sudo chown -R $USER /media/Dropbox
sudo chmod -R u+rw /media/Dropbox
sudo chown -R $USER ~/.dropbox
sudo chmod -R u+rw ~/.dropbox
Now I am back in business.
Thank you, Dropbox.