Tuesday, December 20, 2016

How to install Dropbox on Ubuntu 16.04

Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco,California, that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files placed in this folder are also accessible via the Dropbox website and mobile apps.

Dropbox can be installed via the .deb file located here  :

Navigate to the folder where Dropbox has been downloaded , right click it > Open with > Gdebi Package Installer > Install (if you don't have gdebi installed open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and type in the following command sudo apt install gdebi) .

                           After the download is complete you will be prompted to enter your login information :

Once the installation is complete you will have to sign in into your account . A new folder will be created called "Dropbox".

   If you already have files uploaded to your account , Dropbox will automatically synchronize them to the newly created folder . 

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