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I am new to Ubuntu. Whenever I try to launch Dropbox by clicking the icon in Dash it asks for authentication password. After I put password the dialog box disappears and nothing happens. Want to save the files uploaded from PC.

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    Open a terminal, type dropbox and paste the output in your question. – hg8 Dec 22 '15 at 9:04
  • status get current status of the dropboxd help provide help puburl get public url of a file in your dropbox stop stop dropboxd running return whether dropbox is running update download latest version of dropbox start start dropboxd filestatus get current sync status of one or more files ls list directory contents with current sync status autostart automatically start dropbox at login exclude ignores/excludes a directory from syncing lansync enables or disables LAN sync – Deepakkumar Laxmishankar Gupta Dec 22 '15 at 9:40
  • What is your Ubuntu version ? – hg8 Dec 22 '15 at 9:46
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Try to reinstall Dropbox using the official Dropbox PPA :

sudo apt-get purge dropbox
sudo apt-add-repository "deb http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu trusty main"

In the previous command replace trusty (Ubuntu 14.04) with your current Ubuntu version.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 1C61A2656FB57B7E4DE0F4C1FC918B335044912E
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dropbox

Launch Dropbox using your Dash, or in a termianl (Ctrl+Alt+T) :

dropbox

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