Failed to access mountpoint with dropbox

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

getting error failed to access mountpoint permission denied

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

Dropbox

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

screen -dm rclone mount --buffer-size=32M --dir-cache-time=84h --vfs-cache-mode=minimal --vfs-cache-max-age=6h remote ~/mountedfolder/

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type: dropbox
- client_secret: 12345
- client_id:12345
 
- token: {"access_token":"Xt66ZunEf21cotK51_F3Y6f7vCmasGdVOZuGoP7txXyBf6jdpT52rRP-HED9SGQcxww745f-j_HHi47-","token_type":"bearer","refresh_token":"yvds2cmjmHgAAAAAAAAAAWmkLNVwfe_0N0V3GplD6lcUHQE-QTjktFnT7M9bzSOC","expiry":"2022-07-31T16:14:29.147733-05:00"}


A log from the command with the -vv flag

2022/07/31 18:01:46 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.59.0-DEV" starting with parameters ["rclone" "mount" "-vv" "--buffer-size=32M" "--dir-cache-time=84h" "--vfs-cache-mode=minimal" "--vfs-cache-max-age=6h" "Dropbox" "/home/ilovemymac/mountedfolder"]
2022/07/31 18:01:46 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "Dropbox"
2022/07/31 18:01:46 DEBUG : Using config file from "/home/ilovemymac/.config/rclone/rclone.conf"
2022/07/31 18:01:46 DEBUG : fs cache: renaming cache item "Dropbox" to be canonical "/home/ilovemymac/Dropbox"
2022/07/31 18:01:46 INFO  : Local file system at /home/ilovemymac/Dropbox: poll-interval is not supported by this remote
2022/07/31 18:01:46 DEBUG : vfs cache: root is "/home/ilovemymac/.cache/rclone"
2022/07/31 18:01:46 DEBUG : vfs cache: data root is "/home/ilovemymac/.cache/rclone/vfs/local/home/ilovemymac/Dropbox"
2022/07/31 18:01:46 DEBUG : vfs cache: metadata root is "/home/ilovemymac/.cache/rclone/vfsMeta/local/home/ilovemymac/Dropbox"
2022/07/31 18:01:46 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "/home/ilovemymac/.cache/rclone/vfs/local//home/ilovemymac/Dropbox"
2022/07/31 18:01:46 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "/home/ilovemymac/.cache/rclone/vfsMeta/local//home/ilovemymac/Dropbox"
2022/07/31 18:01:46 DEBUG : Local file system at /home/ilovemymac/Dropbox: Mounting on "/home/ilovemymac/mountedfolder"
2022/07/31 18:01:46 INFO  : vfs cache: cleaned: objects 0 (was 0) in use 0, to upload 0, uploading 0, total size 0 (was 0)
2022/07/31 18:01:46 mount helper error: fusermount: failed to access mountpoint /mnt/nvme14n1/ilovemymac/mountedfolder: Permission denied
2022/07/31 18:01:46 Fatal error: failed to mount FUSE fs: fusermount: exit status 1

hello and welcome to the forum,

tl;dr - for the name of the remote, try using Dropbox:, not Dropbox

a remote needs to have a colon character :
--- Dropbox: is a remote
--- Dropbox is a subdir of the current working dir

this can be seen in the debug log
Creating backend with remote "Dropbox"

should look something like
Creating backend with remote "Dropbox:"


there is a secondary issue with that permission denied error.

fwiw, for the mountpoint, might want to use of the root file system, /media
or what i use
rclone mount nameofremote: /rclone/mountpoints/nameofremote

Got it. I cant believe I didnt see that.

Maybe you can help with one other thing. Dropbox seems to have reorganized folder structure. We have share our dropbox between several team members. After the Organization instead of seeing the master folder now all I can see is the content that is within my structure. I cannot access the main team folder.
I dont know how to change the dropbox mount to access the root folder

So now its going to for exp dropbox then the root folder is media.
So its going to media/myname what I want is just to go to media which is our team folder

sorry, no idea.
i suggest that you start a new topic.

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