Currently my dropbox is on an NTFS filesystem which is shared between windows and ubuntu. However, dropbox is removing support for NTFS on linux in Nov. I tried creating a symlink to my NTFS dropbox folder on my EXT4 partition, but it didn't seem to work. Is there any way to share a dropbox folder between linux and windows anymore?

  • If you have DropBox running on both machines (as I have), then you can have an independent set of folders on each machine. On the other hand, if the NTFS volume is shared, you need DropBox to run on a single machine only, and this should be the Windows machine, because of the support issues you mention. – AFH Sep 2 '18 at 21:24
  • Yes, I'm trying to conserve disk space because I have a lot of data stored in dropbox. I guess I will be migrating from dropbox to box or another software that allows me to dual-boot and share data more easily. – wordsforthewise Sep 2 '18 at 22:28
  • You don't need to share all the folders on both machines, but it's not clear: is it a network share, or a common partition on a dual-boot system? If the latter, an Ubuntu VM on Windows might answer it. – AFH Sep 2 '18 at 23:32
  • common partition on dual-boot – wordsforthewise Sep 3 '18 at 23:53
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    This is such silly decision from DropBox. I just bought DropBox Plus and realized this limitation with my new 2GB - awful :-( – Angelos Pikoulas Sep 25 at 22:12

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