Author Topic: Problems Saving Inkscape svg file to Dropbox  (Read 693 times)

February 13, 2019, 07:40:20 AM
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aweigand

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Hi!
I have been struggling with an issue in Inkscape where I cannot save an .svg file to any of my dropbox folders.  I constantly get this message:  "D:\Drobox\Dropbox\folder_name\file_name  You don't have permission to save to this location.  Contact the administrator to obtain permission."   I'm using version 0.92 of Inkscape on a desktop PC running Windows 10.  I've tried running Inkscape as Administrator, which did not fix it.  I've removed the "read-only tags from my Dropbox folders - no change.  If I save the file elsewhere, like my desktop, and then move it to my Dropbox folder, I can open it from the Dropbox folder while in Inkscape and save it to the same file. If I change the name, I cannot save it to this folder.  None of my other programs have ever exhibited this problem and I've come up dry in all my searches for solutions.  Somewhere there is a buried setting that only impacts Inkscape files...  Any thoughts here??
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February 13, 2019, 05:05:54 PM
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Moini

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Look for similar bug reports at https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape and https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inbox/issues/ - and then make sure there is one on gitlab.com, by either creating it yourself, or by transferring info from launchpad to gitlab.

Inkscape is moving its bug reports, that's why we currently have two trackers. New bugs need to got to gitlab, old ones need to be transferred.

February 14, 2019, 07:23:48 AM
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Welcome aweigand!

Moini, I'm curious why that would be an Inkscape bug, and not dropbox's problem?  I think I would be inclined to contact dropbox.  (although I'm not a dropbox user, so I might be missing something)
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February 14, 2019, 10:16:18 AM
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Because dropbox must be mounted locally. I know we had issues with NFS file systems on Windows, not sure if dropbox is mounted like that or in some other way. The user will need to search and investigate.

February 14, 2019, 11:35:11 AM
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Oh, I see.  I thought they were uploading to the dropbox site.  Thanks :)
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