How do I uninstall Dropbox?

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Uninstalling the Dropbox application will remove Dropbox from your computer. Once Dropbox is removed, the Dropbox menu will no longer appear and Dropbox will no longer sync the files in your Dropbox folder. Uninstalling Dropbox will not delete your Dropbox account or remove the files in your Dropbox folder from your hard drive.

Windows Uninstalling the Desktop Application on Windows Vista or Windows 7

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start Menu.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.
  3. Select Dropbox from the list of programs, and click Uninstall.

Windows Uninstalling the Desktop Application on Windows 8

  1. Type Control Panel at the Start screen and click on it.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.
  3. Select Dropbox from the list of programs, and click Uninstall.

Removing the files from your Dropbox Folder

Your Dropbox folder and its contents will remain intact. However, to remove the files in your Dropbox folder from your hard drive, you can drag and drop your Dropbox folder to the Recycle Bin.

For our advanced users

Removing settings files

Uninstalling Dropbox using the steps above will remove Dropbox from your hard drive. Optionally, you can also clean Dropbox settings files out of your Application Data folder.

  1. In any Windows Explorer window (the program that you view files on your computer with), type or copy and paste the following code into the location bar at the top of the window and press return:
    %APPDATA%
    This will take you to your Application Data folder
  2. Move the folder named Dropbox to the recycle bin

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