Originally Posted by Blackened Justice
Hey everyone, I'm currently running Xubuntu and recently downloaded the .deb package on the Dropbox website. I installed it and only recently found out that it was somewhat Nautilus specific (I am using Thunar). How am I supposed to change the location of the Dropbox folder location? During the GUI prompt I opted for the default, but now I want to change it.
If you have the dropbox icon in your panel, right click on that and choose "Preferences". There should be a few tabs in that window--click on the Advanced tab. Then you should be able to click "Move" and change the location of the folder.
Another alternative is to create a symbolic link to whatever folder you want Dropbox to back up (inside of the Dropbox folder). For example, if you wanted to backup /home/username/foo, you would do the following commands:
ln -s /home/username/foo
The Preferences route is the preferred method, but if it doesn't work for you (for example if it requires Nautilus in order to change the preferences) then the symbolic link will work also. Be warned though. If you don't point to the exact folder in the link, you may run out of space quickly (for example using ln -s /home/username or worse /home).
Hope this helps, and have a great day