Dropbox Vault directory

Hello,

First time posting, I'm sorry if I didn't post correctly.

I trying to access to my "Vault" dropbox directory

if I do "rclone -vv lsd dropbox:", I get:

2021/07/21 13:54:30 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.56.0" starting with parameters ["rclone" "lsd" "-vv" "dropbox:"]
2021/07/21 13:54:30 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "dropbox:"
2021/07/21 13:54:30 DEBUG : Using config file from "/home/scyt8l3/.config/rclone/rclone.conf"
          -1 2021-07-21 13:54:31        -1 Chargements appareil photo
          -1 2021-07-21 13:54:31        -1 Chargements appareil photo sur mobile
          -1 2021-07-21 13:54:31        -1 Fichiers envoyés
          -1 2021-07-21 13:54:31        -1 Photos
          -1 2021-07-21 13:54:31        -1 Vault
2021/07/21 13:54:31 DEBUG : 6 go routines active
2021/07/21 13:54:31 INFO  : Dropbox root '': Commiting uploads - please wait...

But if I do "rclone -vv lsd dropbox:Vault", I get:

2021/07/21 13:57:57 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.56.0" starting with parameters ["rclone" "lsd" "-vv" "dropbox:Vault"]
2021/07/21 13:57:57 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "dropbox:Vault"
2021/07/21 13:57:57 DEBUG : Using config file from "/home/scyt8l3/.config/rclone/rclone.conf"
2021/07/21 13:57:58 ERROR : : error listing: path/locked/...
2021/07/21 13:57:58 DEBUG : 6 go routines active
2021/07/21 13:57:58 Failed to lsd with 2 errors: last error was: path/locked/...
2021/07/21 13:57:58 INFO  : Dropbox root 'Vault': Commiting uploads - please wait...

what I do wrong?

Thanks in advance

Hello and welcome to the forum,

from dropbox website:

"Vault secures your private information online with PIN-protected access to your files. To protect your privacy, content added to your vault doesn't appear anywhere else in your Dropbox account"

As you saw, you cannot access the Vault.

I will say, in my opinion, it is better to forgot Dropbox's and use Rclone's Crypt remote on a subdir. I suspect Dropbox is doing what they say, but can you verify that? It is a closed source tool using a closed source encryption. Rclone is the opposite. It is verifiable both as a layman ("scrambled" data) and if you are familiar with encryption and golang, you can verify the implementation.

The downside is that you cannot use Dropbox's native tools including mobile apps to read it. It's not a problem for me but may be for you. (While far from perfect and not end-to-end, I mount my vault on my private server so I can remotely access that).