Fix Dropbox's 'Cant Sync File(s): Permission Denied'


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I was syncing some files from my PC to my Mac with Dropbox, but they never arrived at my Mac. I got a Cant Sync File(s): Permission Denied error. Heres how I fixed it.

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Write these lines in, one at a time, return key in-between. 

  sudo chown -R $USER ~/Dropboxsudo chmod -R u+rw ~/Dropboxsudo chown -R $USER ~/.dropboxsudo chmod -R u+rw ~/.dropbox

Notes: Replace ~/Dropbox with your location of Dropbox folder if you have moved it from default location.

If you dont have Dropbox yet, now is the time to get it.