Dropbox is a useful file-sharing and syncing service that lets you sync files between different machines over the Internet for free. It’s very useful for backing up your important documents, pictures, MP3 files, video files, and other data. A Dropbox client that integrates with the Nautilus file manager is available for Ubuntu, and it’s quite simple to install. Here’s how to do it.
First, launch a new Terminal window by searching for Terminal in the Dash, or by hitting the CTRL+ALT+T keys simultaneously. Once the Terminal launches, type this command at the prompt:
sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox
Enter this command, and then enter your password to authenticate. The apt-get utility will then download and install the Dropbox client for you.
Once the installation is complete, go to the Dash again, search for “Dropbox”, and click on the Dropbox icon. The Dropbox application will launch, and will ask you to download Dropbox’s proprietary Linux daemon. You will need to download the daemon to use Dropbox, so go ahead and allow the installation.
Once it is finished, Dropbox will launch. Enter your Dropbox credentials, and you can start using Dropbox with Ubuntu.
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