I use Dropbox a lot, so I would like a way to add its folder to Nautilus' left bar.

As far as I know, we can add the folder Dropbox to bookmarks, but I would like it to be at the top, near Downloads and Images folder.

So the question is: How to add Dropbox to Nautilus' left bar, near Download and Images folders?

  • Another way to do it (other than Eduardo's answer) is to add your Dropbox folder to your "Bookmarks" in Nautilus; go to the Dropbox folder and then press Ctrl-D. See askubuntu.com/questions/389541/… – user533208 May 9 '16 at 18:05

If you use Dropbox a lot, it may be used as your default Documents folder.

You can change _XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR_ to point it to Dropbox:

Edit your ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs and change the line to:


Restart your session, and check it:

The Dropbox folder will be used as your Documents folde

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