Following on today’s handy tips that I have commonly had to employ when dealing with fresh PC installs, I present PyDropboxPath.
As Dropbox doesnt let you rename the root folder your files are stored in on windows (Defaulted to “My Dropbox”) there are occasions when you want to choose a different name. In particular when you are running Bootcamp on a Macbook Pro with a drive shared between Windows and OSX.
Luckily some clever Python developer on the Dropbox Forums came up with a little tool that lets you rename said folder.
Again im just copy / pasting the install instructions directly from the forum (replacing the download link for the file):
Tested on Ubuntu Jaunty, Windows XP Pro and Windows7 x64 RC. Others tested on OSX and told me it was OK too
IF IN DOUBT, DO NOT USE and ask here first.
If it breaks up somewhere, please post here.
The old terminal 0.7.1 version is in a subdirectory, only use it if you do not have wxpython and your system paths have no non-ascii characters.
The windows (EXE) terminal version needs msvcr71.dll, and the EXE GUI version needs msvcp71.dll – It’s on the download list if you don’t have it.
If the GUI version generates a error log file telling
EOFError: EOF when reading a line
then you probably are missing the msvcp71.dll.
WARNING: If you change the dropbox folder name to a root of a drive (Like, from “C:\My Dropbox” to “D:\”) or you will miss key features like sync icon overlays and right-click context menu items – good ones like “share this folder” and “copy public link”. If you are okay with this, everything else works fine.
Note: I initially named the script ‘DropboxPath’ but there is one .NET app that does the same thing in the wiki with that name. From now on, the name is ‘pyDropboxPath’.