Problem saving a file [DROPBOX]

Paul A. Rubin parubin73 at
Mon Sep 21 22:24:53 UTC 2020

On 9/21/20 5:39 PM, jcredberry at wrote:
> Paul, did you see the exclamation signs in the backup folder?
> Julio Rojas
> jcredberry at <mailto:jcredberry at>
Yes. I assume that this is either LyX or Dropbox naming the backup file 
with the full original path (substituting exclamation points for 
slashes). It seems to me I've seen other programs do something similar 
on Linux using underscores as substitutes for path dividers (slashes). 
I've never had either LyX or Dropbox do that to one of my files, but 
it's been a long time since I used LyX (or anything else) on Windows.

> On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 6:16 PM Paul A. Rubin <parubin73 at 
> <mailto:parubin73 at>> wrote:
>     On 9/21/20 3:38 PM, jcredberry at
>     <mailto:jcredberry at> wrote:
>>     Jürgen,
>>     I did just that and backup folder is rendered in the window:
>>     image.png
>>     Now, after clicking OK, Dropbox pops up a warning telling me the
>>     file is going to be moved from the original folder. Moving back
>>     to no backup folder defined... Scary!
>>     Regards,
>>     Julio Rojas
>>     jcredberry at <mailto:jcredberry at>
>     This message seems to be generated by LyX, and I suspect it occurs
>     either because
>     C:/Users/jcredberry/Dropbox/Sulan/Papers/DCHT/DCHT_2020_v3.lyx is
>     locked or write protected or because somehow the directory is
>     temporarily unavailable.
>     A little Googling turned up at least one report of Dropbox
>     blocking access to files on a Win 10 PC that may or may not have
>     been caused by a Win 10 update (in February). If you bump into
>     this problem again, you might check the Dropbox icon in the system
>     tray and see if it indicates that Dropbox is syncing. If so, that
>     might be interfering with LyX writing the modified file.
>     Paul
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