How To Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 / Linux Mint 18

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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.

Here is the post to install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 / Linux Mint 18.

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint

You can install Dropbox in two ways,

  1. Install Dropbox on Linux Mint using software manager
  2. 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.

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 - Open Software Manager
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 – Open Software Manager

Search for Dropbox and click on the result.

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 - Search for Dropbox
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 – Search for Dropbox

Click the Install button.

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 - Install Dropbox
Install Dropbox on Linx Mint 19 – Install Dropbox

You would need to install additional software packages for Dropbox.

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 - Install Additional Packages
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 – Install Additional Packages

You would need to authorize the installation of Dropbox.

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 - Authorize the installation
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 – Authorize the installation

Once the Dropbox installation is complete, click the Launch button to start the Dropbox application.

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 - Installation Complete
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 – Installation Complete

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint using the command line

Open a terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T) and update the repository index using the apt command.

sudo apt update

Install Dropbox using the apt command.

sudo apt install dropbox

Access Dropbox

Start the Dropbox.

GUI

Cinnamon Desktop: Menu >> Internet >> Dropbox.

Start Dropbox
Start Dropbox

Command Line

dropbox start -i

Dropbox will prompt you for installing the daemon for Dropbox. Click OK to download and install.

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 - Install Proprietary Daemon
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 – Install Proprietary Daemon

Wait for a few minutes. The Dropbox installer will download and install the Dropbox daemon.

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 - Install in Progress
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 – Install in Progress

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.

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 - Sigin in to Dropbox Account
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 – Sign into Dropbox Account

Upon successful login, you would get the following page. Click Continue to Dropbox.

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 - Successfully connected
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 – Successfully connected
Access the files stored on Dropbox account by going to ~/Dropbox (/home/<user>/Dropbox).

Dropbox Linux Mint 19:

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 - Dropbox on Linux Mint 19
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 19 – Dropbox on Linux Mint 19

Dropbox on Linux Mint 18:

Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 18 – Dropbox on Linux Mint 18
Install Dropbox on Linux Mint 18 – Dropbox on Linux Mint 18

That’s All.

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