Ubuntu 14.04 : Dropbox keeps unlinking after reboot

Dropbox desktop version needs to be linked to a folder on your Filesystem to work. You can either use the default location in Documents or provide a different one. If you provide it a location residing in a disk formatted using Linux formatting like Ext4 then it won’t be an issue since it wouldbe loaded on startup and there would be no such Linking error as the one you see below.

Dropbox Ubuntu linking error

But the above error will show up if you use a disk formatted using NTFS or FAT filesystem since Ubuntu does not mount them on startup. What happens is that Dropbox looks for the path you provided and it fails to find it since the disks are not mounted.

To mount them, you can either edit filesystem table file, which like me you would want to avoid since mistakes in that file can break your OS. But, as an alternative you can use the default Disks utility to enable auto mount for these disk(s).

What you have to do is to either go to Dashboard and search for Disks or got to Settings/System Tools and open the Disks utility from there.  The select the disk from there and click Edit Mount Options from the gear icon menu. After that, mount the Automatic Mount Options to On and press Ok. Do the same for the other disk(s) and after rebooting you will no more see the Dropbox linking issue (maybe once). 

 

alexey

alexey

Application developer, movie buff, occasional reader and a huge Manchester United fan.
alexey

Application developer, movie buff, occasional reader and a huge Manchester United fan.