How To Use Dropbox With Nautilus In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

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Here’s how to use Dropbox with Nautilus in Linux Mint / Ubuntu:

1. If not already, head over to dropbox.com and create a free account. Now, issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

Installing nautilus-dropbox in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Installing nautilus-dropbox in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

2. After the installation is complete, click on ‘Menu>Internet>Dropbox’.

Launching Nautilus-Dropbox in Linux Mint

3. Click ‘OK’ to continue and wait for the Dropbox installation to get downloaded (if the progress bar is stuck, click cancel and repeat setp 2).

Click 'OK' to continue installing dropbox in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Dropbox setup being downloaded in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

4. After the Dropbox installer download is complete, Dropbox setup will start automatically. Select ‘I already have a Dropbox account’ and click ‘Next’.

Dropbox Setup running in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

5. Enter you Dropbox credentials and click ‘Next’.

Dropbox Setup running in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

6. Select you account type and click ‘Next’.

Dropbox Setup running in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

7. Choose setup type as ‘Typical’ and click ‘Install’.

Dropbox Setup running in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

8. Click ‘Skip Tour’.

Dropbox Setup running in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

9. Leave the ‘Open my Dropbox folder now’ box checked and click ‘Finish’.

Dropbox Setup running in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

10. After the setup is complete, the Dropbox folder will open in Nautilus and files in this folder will get synced with your online Dropbox account. Also a Dropbox ‘Getting Started.pdf’ file will be added to your folder. You can refer to this document for further information on how to use Dropbox.

Dropbox running in Linux Mint / Ubuntu

11. The ‘Dropbox’ folder is created in your home directory. Any files saved to this folder will get synced with your online Dropbox account.

Dropbox folder location shown in Nautilus

 

  1. Olaf says:

    Any idea how to integrate dropbox in the folder view on the left in nautilus (like music, documents…)? Ubuntu-One does a perfect job and it would be nice to got the same with dropbox.

  2. Kytrix says:

    same here, no icons :/

    • admin says:

      It works fine here in Linux Mint 12 with MATE desktop environment. Try uninstalling and reinstalling Dropbox using the following commands –
      sudo apt-get remove dropbox
      sudo apt-get autoremove
      sudo apt-get install dropbox

  3. Martin says:

    The problem I currently have with Dropbox on Mint (12) is that the icon overlays do not appear in Nautilus. In Ubuntu this was no problem. Any ideas?