dropbox on Ubuntu 16.04


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This a very brief post on installing dropbox on Ubuntu 16.04, mainly to remind myself how I got it working. In the end, it's the most straightforward approach, but not the one I found at dropbox linux install instructions . So, be careful.

Turns out the install is a simple apt-get:

$ sudo apt-get nautilus-dropbox

You'll have to enter your dropbox credentials and restart nautilus, but everything seems to be working fine.

Kudos to edwinksl and Thanos A for their answers/suggestions on this askubuntu post . As noted by Thanos, if you followed the process given at dropbox linux install instructions you should delete the ~/.dropbox and ~/.dropbox-dist directories before doing the apt-get install provided above.