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http://serverfault.com – Ever since my hard-drive crashed, I've been backing up data to Dropbox. But I've also been symlinking all my data folders to my Dropbox sub-folders. After installing Apache on my Ubuntu desktop, I symlinked username to my Dropbox sub-folder. anjanesh@anjanesh-desktop:/var/www$ sudo ln -s ~/Dropbox/www anjanesh But when I goto h-t-t-p://localhost/anjanesh/ I get Forbidden You don't have permission to access /anjanesh/ on this server. Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu) Server at localhost Port 80 I checked the error log : [Sun Aug 19 22:07:41 2012] [error] [client] Symbolic (HowTos)