First download the dropbox software. The Dropbox 2.8.2 64 bit can be downloaded from http://linux.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php?p=41209&t=0&i=1
Copy the downloaded tar.gz file to Home directory .
Extrat it to the Home directory
The extracted contents are not visible as those are in hidden format .
To see the files and folders press View>Show Hidden Files in the main menu of the Home directory
Now yo can see related folders such as
.dropbox ,.dropbox-dist etc…
Open .dropbox-dist and find a file called dropboxd.
dropbox can be started when you double click on dropboxd
Since there is no start up icon generated, we will have to make one on the desktop manually .
Go to desktop and right click to make a launcher.
In the Launcher to get the command you will have to browse home folder>.dropbox-dist>dropboxd
Here you may have to right click on choose an Application window for enabling the view of hidden files.
If you want to start dropbox automatically on Mint start up
Go to Main menu> Control Center>Startup Applications >add
Then fill up Add Startup Program cage and add
Now the dropbox starts on Mint Start up
Alternative method to make a start up icon
Go to desktop
Place the mouse cursor on the left corner of the bottom panel and right click
Then press Edit menu>Under any of the Applications , as your wish make a new item
The you get the Create Launcher window
fill up the cages as in the case above and press OK
Then the Drop Box start up icon is added to the main menu.
This method is applicable also to latest versions of Drop Box
Drop Box download site –http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Communications/Filesharing/Dropbox-41209.shtml
In the latest versions of Drop Box, if you want to start drop box automatically on Mint start up ,You can make it easily using the Drop Preferences