How to Get Dropbox on Linux


In today's world of cloud files every families and offices now share files with each other using any of the cloud servers and one of mostly used is the free Dropbox service. But a problem occurs of you are using Linux. And here we are to discuss how you can join the fun of dropbox by installing Dropbox on Linux.

Install Dropbox on Ubuntu Or Fedora

According to the official website as till 2015 December, Dropbox is only officially supported on the Fedora Linux distributions. If you don’t use either of those may want to skip this section and move to the next section.Now for you are using Florida or Ubuntu start install dropbox on Linux by going to and clicking the install link.The Dropbox website will detect weather you’re using supported versions of Linux and give you five options Ubuntu 32bit, Ubuntu 64bit, Fedora 32bit, Fedora 64bit, and compile from source. Download the appropriate version for your computer.On Ubuntu install the Dropbox.deb file by opening a terminal and typing "sudo dpkg -i nautilus-dropbox*.deb". On Fedora you can install the Dropbox.rpm file by opening a terminal and typing "sudo rpm -i nautilusdropbox*.i386.rpm". After Dropbox is installed, log out of GNOME and login again to enable Dropbox in your Nautilus file browser. Also read How to Receive files in Dropbox from a non-Dropbox users with a URL.

Install Dropbox on Unsuported versions of Linux

Ubuntu or Fedora Linux,can easily use dropbox in just few easy steps but not using these versions can't stop one from using Dropbox and sharing files.

All needs to do is just a little extra work. First make sure to have some necessary packages. Use package manager to see if you have Python 2.2 or greater and get installed. One more requirement is a web browser.
Go to and download the Linux source package. You should get a file that ends in .tar.bz2. Most Linux users call this tarball—the Linux equivalent of a Windows zip file. To extract it, run this command in your terminal: "tar xjf nautilus-dropbox*.tar.bz2". It should create a directory named .dropbox-dist in current directory. Now you need to start the Dropbox service by running the command ".dropbox-dist/dropboxd".This service which is also know as a daemon will print a message similar to the sample below that will prompt to activate Dropbox on your computer.
This client is not linked to any account..
Please visit to link this machine.
Be sure to go to the url your dropbox gives to you not the URL shown in the linked to any account.
Now Setup your Dropbox account using the instructions on the screen and it will create a folder in your home directory and all files in this directory will be synced with Dropbox’s server.

Hence Dropbox has been linked to your PC. Now copy any file to  ~/Dropbox folder and watch as they quickly appear in it's web interface. Also read How to install windows 10 on Linux in Virtual Box.

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RyberSoft: How to Get Dropbox on Linux
How to Get Dropbox on Linux
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