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How do I add my Dropbox folder to Gnome documents? [closed]

asked 2013-07-07 05:14:40 -0500

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updated 2013-07-07 17:58:40 -0500

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I would like to include the contents of my Dropbox folder in Gnome Documents. Obviously I need to include Dropbox in my on-line accounts. Anyone done this?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Akshay
close date 2013-07-11 09:39:29.441897

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Maybe not what you are looking for, but what I do is to link ~/Documents to ~/Dropbox/Documents, via ln -s ~/Dropbox/Documents ~/Documents (backup and rename you ~/Documents/* first). If that is too drastic, you can do the other way around ln -s ~/Dropbox ~/Documents/Dropbox.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2013-07-07 17:41:14 -0500 )edit

I wouldn't suggest this. Please see my answer below.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-07-07 17:54:55 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-07-07 17:56:42 -0500

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You can modify what directories you want tracker to harvest. In Fedora 19, Gnome3.8:

Settings > search > select documents and click the "settings" icon in the lower left corner. It will bring up a dialog like this where you can select what directories you want it to look at:

Gnome search settings

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ok, but isn't this only for searching? The Dropbox files still won't be in ~/Documents

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2013-07-07 18:07:56 -0500 )edit

"GNOME Documents" includes the search feature. It really doesn't matter what mount point you use; the shell will handle it the same way as long as you specify where to look.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-07-07 21:52:22 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-07-11 00:39:56 -0500

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Thanks, that did it. Gaz

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Please vote up the answer that worked for you, click the check mark if it was correct, and comment on the answer if you like. There's a Question and Answer format here that gets confusing for others looking for help if you treat it like a discussion forum.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-07-11 01:53:23 -0500 )edit

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