How To Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 / Linux Mint 18
Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service from Dropbox Inc which enables users to store and share files and folders with others.
Dropbox offers both free and paid plans, each with varying options. The Free service provides 2GB of online storage whereas in Pro you can get as much as you want for your requirements.
It offers client application for desktop and mobile operating systems for uploading or downloading files and also for file synchronization across multiple devices.
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint
You can install Dropbox in two ways,
- Install Dropbox on Linux Mint using software manager
- Install Dropbox on Linux Mint using the command line
Choose any one of the above methods to install it.
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint using software manager
Open the software manager from Menu >> Administration >> Software Manager.
Search for Dropbox and click on the result.
Click the Install button.
You would need to install additional software packages for Dropbox.
You would need to authorize the installation of Dropbox.
Once the Dropbox installation is complete, click the Launch button to start the Dropbox application.
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint using the command line
Open a terminal (
T) and update the repository index using the
sudo apt update
Install Dropbox using the
sudo apt install dropbox
Start the Dropbox.
Cinnamon Desktop: Menu >> Internet >> Dropbox.
dropbox start -i
Dropbox will prompt you for installing the daemon for Dropbox. Click OK to download and install.
Wait for a few minutes. The Dropbox installer will download and install the Dropbox daemon.
Once the installation is complete, the Dropbox installer will start the browser and ask you to log in into Dropbox account to link the Linux Mint system with your account.
Upon successful login, you would get the following page. Click Continue to Dropbox.
Dropbox Linux Mint 19:
Dropbox on Linux Mint 18: