I am using Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS.

I downloaded dropbox yesterday using this link.

I did everything mentioned in that but I did not see below message.

Output This computer isn't linked to any Dropbox account... Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link_nonce?nonce=35ff549233f01a5d4e699826b0ab6ffb to link this device.

It got installed and I see a dropbox folder in Home folder of my computer.

Now, I do not think it is syncing. Even if I delete some files from dropbox page, I do not see it change anything in my computers Dropbo folder.

Can some one help me to fix this?


If you are using 18.04 the best way to install Dropbox is from the Ubuntu Software Center. This was not available in earlier versions - in 16.04 we had to install from the command line which was a bit of a task to get right.

If you have set the left Super key as the Overview Shortcut (in Tweaks) press it to get to the search box and start typing gnome and you will be presented with the Ubuntu Software icon which you can select.

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This makes it very easy to install and I have successfully done this a number of times on 18.04 and each time it has set up everything completely perfectly.

You should already have the Gnome Software facility installed on your system.

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Installing it from the terminal is a much more complicated affair. You may need to uninstall what you have done so far in order to get a 'clean' install from the USC

  • It worked for me.. I did not uninstall what I have done before installing from software centre.. How do I do that? – Praphulla Koushik Aug 18 at 6:58
  • Does it not create a problem if I do not uninstall? I can do it all now if you can say how to do.... – Praphulla Koushik Aug 18 at 7:06
  • I don't see that a problem will be created as it now stands. I only suggested uninstalling if getting it from the USC was a problem - which it is clearly not. Thanks for the upvote and accepting the answer. Dropbox is a useful tool made very simple by Ubuntu. – Graham Aug 18 at 7:12

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