I use a computer where I dual boot between Windows and Ubuntu. To avoid wasting disk space, I would like to use the same Dropbox directory between both Windows and Ubuntu. Here is how I was able to do this:
- I first installed the Dropbox client on Windows. Assume it uses the directory
C:\Users\joe\Dropboxin my NTFS partition.
Boot into Ubuntu. Edit
/etc/fstabso that the NTFS partition which contains the Dropbox directory on Windows is mounted automatically at boot. I assume it is mounted at
Install the Dropbox client for Ubuntu. During installation, let it pick its default directory as
You can see the Dropbox client running in the Panel. Quit it.
Delete the Dropbox directory and replace it with a symbolic link to the Dropbox directory on the NTFS Windows partition:
- Start the Dropbox client again and you are done. It will use the same…
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