How to Install DropBox on Ubuntu 20.04

Install DropBox on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure DropBox on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

DropBox is one of the most popular public cloud platforms and useful storage systems out there. This storage system helps users to store and share data in the cloud, such as images, documents, and many other file types. Using DropBox, users can store and backup files online for easy access.

Install DropBox on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install DropBox on the Ubuntu system.

Run the following ‘wget’ command to get the DropBox package on your Ubuntu 20.04:

### 32-Bit version ###
cd ~ && wget -O - "" | tar xzf -

### 64-Bit version ###
cd ~ && wget -O - "" | tar xzf -

After that, execute the DropBox installer using the following command:


Next, create a DropBox Service file to autostart it:

sudo wget -O /etc/systemd/system/[email protected]

Then, enable and start its service to start with boot:

sudo systemctl enable [email protected]$(whoami)
sudo systemctl start [email protected]$(whoami)
sudo systemctl status [email protected]$(whoami)

Step 3. Accessing DropBox.

Now open the ‘Application’ menu and search for ‘DropBox.’ DropBox should now be successfully installed on your system and ready for use.

That’s all you need to do to install DropBox on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Install DropBox file sharing and cloud storage, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.