In this tutorial you will learn how to install and integrate Dropbox on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux Desktop.
Dropbox on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Dropbox on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software Dropbox
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Dropbox installation on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions


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Install Dropbox using graphical user interface



  1. Open software application
    Use top left Activities menu to open the Software application.


  2. search for dropbox
    Search for dropbox application.


  3. Dropbox installation
    To begin the installation press the Install button.


  4. Enter your username and password
    Enter your username and password. Your user needs to belong to sudo administrative group.




  5. Start the Dropbox application
    Start the Dropbox application


  6. Continue with the installation of the proprietary Dropbox daemon.
    Continue with the installation of the proprietary Dropbox daemon


  7. Wait for the Dropbox installation to complete
    Wait for the Dropbox installation to complete




  8. Sign in to your Dropbox account
    Sign in to your Dropbox account


  9. Successfully Linked Dropbox account to Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop
    Successfully linked Dropbox account to Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop


  10. Depending on the Dropbox usage size your Dropbox folder should now be synced
    Depending on the Dropbox usage size your Dropbox folder should now be synced. Use preferences to further configure the Dropbox integration such as Dropbox start on system startup.
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