Linux Software: Cloud Storage
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December 7, 2017

Download Dropbox for PC and Install Dropbox on Linux

How do I do Download Dropbox for PC and Install Dropbox on Linux? With Dropbox you can sync your local file to Dropbox so you can open open your file anywhere when you have Dropbox client installed.

Dropbox is a file sharing system with a GNU/Linux client. Use it to transparently sync files across computers and architectures. Simply drop files into your ~/Dropbox folder, and they will automatically sync to your centralized repository.

If all you need is basic access to the files in your Dropbox, you can use the web interface at to upload and download files to your Dropbox. This can be a viable alternative to running a Dropbox daemon and mirroring all the files on your own machine.

Securing your Dropbox Storage

If you want to store sensitive data in your Dropbox, you should encrypt it before doing so. Syncing to Dropbox is encrypted, but all files are (for the time being) stored on the server unencrypted just as you put them in your Dropbox.

Dropbox works with TrueCrypt, and after you initially uploaded the TrueCrypt volume to Dropbox, performance is quite okay, because Dropbox has a working binary diff.

Another possibility is to use EncFS, which has the advantage that all files are encrypted separately, i.e. you do not have to determine in advance the size of the content you want to encrypt and your encrypted directory grows and shrinks while you add/delete/modify files in it. You can also mount an encrypted volume at startup using the -S option of encfs to avoid having to input the passphrase, but note that your encrypted files are not secure from someone who has direct access to your computer.

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How to Setup EncFS with Dropbox

According to instructions to install EncFS, assuming you have set your Dropbox directory as ~/Dropbox:
Create a folder. Files you want synced to Dropbox will go in here.
mkdir ~/Private
Run the following and enter a password when asked:
encfs ~/Dropbox/Encrypted ~/Private<
Your secure folder is ready for use; creating any file inside ~/Private will automatically encrypt it into ~/Dropbox/Encrypted, which will then be synced to your cloud storage.

How to Install Dropbox on Linux Mint/ Ubuntu

You can install Dropbox from Software Center by using Software Manager, to do that please click Start Menu >> Administration >> Software Manager then type dropbox, then click install.
Or you can install Dropbox from Linux Terminal by using these command:
sudo apt-get install dropbox
Now you can open Dropbox after install by clicking Start Menu >> Internet >> Dropbox

For the latest version of Dropbox for Linux, you can download installer from its official website using these link below (select the deb version for Ubuntu):
Note: These packages install an open-source helper application. The version of this application does not change as frequently as the main Dropbox application. These packages will always install the latest version of Dropbox for Linux.

Disable Auto Start Dropbox With System

You can also disable Dropbox from running when your computer starts. To do this follow these steps:
  1. Open your Dropbox client. Right click Dropbox icon on Panel or taskbar of your Linux, select "Preference" it will show Dropbox preference up
  2. Choose General tab
  3. Clear check box for Start Dropbox on system startup
  4. Click OK button

Change Account for Dropbox client on Linux

  1. Open your Dropbox client. Right click Dropbox icon on Panel or taskbar of your Linux, select "Preference" it will show Dropbox preference up
  2. Choose Account tab
  3. Click Unlink This Dropbox and you can add another account for your Dropbox cloud storage
  4. Click OK button