change dropbox's permissions?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by alexhardaker, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. alexhardaker macrumors newbie

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    Hello, recently I changed my home directory folder name. I know the risks in doing this, but everything seems to be working fine except for Dropbox. It wants me to allow a change in permissions from my old home directory name, but due to it being different now it cannot do anything. This means that i no longer can use Dropbox. can anyone help me?

    Thanks!
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    Have you tried deleting and reinstalling the Dropbox app?
     
  3. alexhardaker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, with App cleaner. This is what baffles me.
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    I wouldnt bother with App cleaner but if a drag to the trash, reboot then reinstall doesnt work try a repair permissions in Disk Utility. If still no good then Im out of ideas.
     
  5. alexhardaker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I'll try doing trash delete. I've already tried disk permissions too :(
     
  6. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    There's also a Dropbox application in ~/Library/Application Support, so, might have to toast that one (on my setup that too is running in addition to stuff under /Applications/Dropbox.app).

    But the big issue is probably want to clear out the old Dropbox settings, so from a Terminal:

    Code:
    cd
    rm -rf .dropbox
     
  7. alexhardaker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There's no folder in the application support folder linked to dropbox on mine. The terminal command worked, though! Thank you! Isn't there a way to delete the old settings without using terminal? I'm not the most advanced user and don't know Unix at all :eek:.
     

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