I have been trying to install Dropbox from the software center but I can't find the "install" option, it only shows the "use this source" option. I also tried to install it via terminal and still failed.


First you have to enable repository and update from ppa.

dropbox is available from main repository for 14.04. so run following command in terminal to enable main & universe repository:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main universe"

The main component contains applications that are free software, can be freely redistributed and are fully supported by the Ubuntu team. & The universe component is a snapshot of the free, open-source, and Linux world.

Then setup key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 5044912E

Then setup repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu/ trusty main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list' 

Then update and install:

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install dropbox

After that you can launch it from dash:


I have tested it and worked for me. Hope it helps.

Note: If your Ubuntu version is not trusty then change "release-name" in sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu/ <release-name> main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list' at setting up repository. You can also run $(lsb_release -sc) to find release-name.


Supposing you are using nautilus as your file manager, open a terminal and write

sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

(or search for that package in the software center) this shpuld then install dropbox automatically


From Terminal use the following command,

sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

If you have an no Dropbox indicator in the top panel use the following command,

sudo apt-get install libappindicator1

Once installed restart.

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