How to Uninstall Dropbox from Mac or Windows?

How to Uninstall Dropbox?

Todays’ article contains the steps “How to Uninstall Dropbox from mac or windows 10“. So, clearly we will be discussing a little about the uninstallation of dropbox. Dropbox is one of the applications which helps you to store your files across cloud storage. It works just like any other folder on your physical hard drive. But there has to be something different, right? Once you drag and drop a file to Dropbox it automatically gets synchronized to all other devices with your dropbox account logged in over the Internet.

If you want to uninstall the Dropbox app. It will completely eliminate the software from your computer. Actually, when you remove the Dropbox app you won’t be able to access the Dropbox menu. And the Dropbox synchronization will no longer be available. But you should know that if you uninstall the Dropbox from your Mac. That does not mean that your Dropbox account and the Dropbox folder will be eliminated

Removing the Software and Folders

  1. Find Dropbox on your Mac menu bar. Click on the Dropbox icon.
  2. Quit Dropbox. Click on the Cog icon and then click Quit Dropbox.
  3. Locate Dropbox in your Applications folder. Delete it by either right-clicking and selecting Move to Trash, or dragging it to your Trash Can.
  4. Locate your Dropbox folder to delete it too if desired. Either right-click on the folder and select Move to Trash or drag it to your Trash Can.

Note that deleting the folder will also delete the contents. If these files are not saved in the cloud in your Dropbox account, you may want to copy them to another safe folder before deleting the Dropbox folder.

Uninstall Dropbox from your Sidebar, if necessary. If you’d like to do this, right-click on the Dropbox name and select Remove from Sidebar.

Steps to Remove Dropbox contextual menu

  1. Open your Finder. Click on Go and then Go to Folder, or hold Shift+Cmd+G.
  2. Type in /Library and press go.
  3. Delete the DropboxHelperTools file by moving it to the Trash. This will uninstall the Dropbox, the contextual menu from your system (if you have it installed).

Steps to Uninstall Dropbox Application Settings

  1. Open your Finder. Click on Go and then Go to Folder, or hold Shift+ Cmd+G.
  2. Enter the Dropbox location. Type in ~/.dropbox and press Go.
  3. Select all the contents of the /.dropbox folder and move them to the Trash. This will remove your application settings for Dropbox.

Uninstall dropbox Using Finder toolbar

  1. Open your Finder. Click on View and then Customize Toolbar.
  2. Locate the Dropbox icon in your current Toolbar set.
  3. Click and hold the Dropbox icon. Drag it down into the customization area and release so it disappears. Click done.
  4. Deleting Dropbox Files

Now, that you have uninstalled the Dropbox app, you may not need the additional Dropbox files inside the Dropbox folder. So, if you want to delete those files or folders from your drive you just have to select that particular Dropbox folder and take it to the trash.

After you have completed this action all of your Dropbox related files will be deleted completely from your hard drive.

How to Delete the Dropbox Account on Mac?

If you just uninstalled the Dropbox app from your Mac, it won’t delete your Dropbox account or the files it contains. So, if you want to completely remove Dropbox from your computer then you have to manually delete the Dropbox account after you have uninstalled the software.

After you delete the Dropbox account, you will be able to eliminate all the stored data from dropbox.com and all of your devices will be unsigned from the app. Therefore, if you want to know how to delete Dropbox account then read the instructions below:

  1. After you have uninstalled the app, you need to log-in to dropbox.com which is the official website of dropbox from Safari.
  2. Enter your profile and go to Settings.
  3. You will find the “Delete my Account” option under “General”.

After you delete the account, the devices that were linked to the account like your computer, tablets and even your phone will not be able to sync anymore. You cannot even sign-in to your account on dropbox.com. The shared files will not be available to you anymore and Dropbox will delete all of your files from its server.

FOR WINDOWS 10

Uninstall Dropbox App Manually

  1. Hover your mouse to the taskbar at the bottom of your Windows desktop
  2. Then click the “Start” button / Windows logo
  3. Choose the “Control Panel” option
  4. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
  5. Select “Dropbox” from apps that displayed, then click “Remove/Uninstall.”
  6. Complete the Uninstall process by clicking on the “YES” button.
  7. Finished! Now, your Windows operating system is clean from the Dropbox app.

Uninstall Dropbox app From Windows Store

Step 1: Find the Dropbox app

  • For any apps you don’t want or need, you can remove them to save a bit of space on your PC. To get to the app, click on the Start Button.
  • Next, find the app you wish to remove.

Step 2: Removing Dropbox from Windows Store

  • Right-click on the app and click Uninstall.
  • One last box will appear – click Uninstall again.

 How to Uninstall Dropbox App?

  1. Hover your mouse to the taskbar at the bottom of your Windows desktop
  2. Then click the “Start” button / Windows logo
  3. Choose the “Control Panel” option
  4. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
  5. Select “Dropbox” from apps that displayed, then click “Remove/Uninstall.”
  6. Complete the Uninstall process by clicking on the YES” button.
  7. Finished.
  8. Now, your Windows operating system is clean from the Dropbox app.

So, these were the steps involved in the uninstallation procedure of dropbox from MAC and also from windows.

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