Install Dropbox in Ubuntu, Linux Mint

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A tutorial on how to install Dropbox client in Ubuntu, Linux Mint.

Dropbox is a file hosting service, personal file synchronisation service which allows user 2.5 GB of free space with accounts. You can also purchase additional disk space if needed. Dropbox provides desktop based clients for Linux as well. You can run the client right from your Ubuntu/Linux desktop and open your account via file manager (e.g. Nautilus). The automatic sync feature would upload your files via internet in the Dropbox servers which you can access from multiple devices (via iOS, Android apps), locations.

Here is how to install Dropbox in Ubuntu (16.04 Xenial Xerus, 16.10 Yakkety Yak).

  • Get the Dropbox installer from here. Choose based on your Linux distribution.
  • For Ubuntu and other derivatives, run the installer. You may try the command line:
sudo gdebi dropbox_2015.10.28_amd64.deb
  • The installer will download the Dropbox, wait till the download finishes. Once it is downloaded, it would be installed automatically and system entries would be added to run it during startup.

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  • After setup is complete, find Dropbox from Dash.
  • Give your Dropbox email and password to login.

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  • You can find the Dropbox directory under home directory named ‘Dropbox’. You can change various options via settings.

Dropbox app is integrates itself with Ubuntu OS and you can find a small icon in system notification area with all the needed options.

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