How to Uninstall Dropbox From Computer (Windows/ Mac)? | Delete Dropbox Permanently

Dropbox is one of the popular cloud storage services that help you to store your files & share them. This enables you to store & access your files online from anywhere in the world by just accessing your account. Your important files & confidential data are stored in Dropbox’s servers & it’ll automatically get up-to-date on all over your devices. There’re many reasons users might choose not to use dropbox. In this article, we will discuss how to uninstall Dropbox from the windows computer or Mac system permanently.

How to Uninstall Dropbox from Windows Computer / Laptop

If you’re a user using Windows operating system & want to uninstall Dropbox from your computer don’t skip this section. No matter which version of Windows you’ve in your pc/laptop, Below we’ve explained the Dropbox uninstall tutorial for different Windows versions step by step.

Uninstall Dropbox from Windows 10

There’re is a simple way to uninstall Dropbox from your pc, so follow these steps:

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  1. Click the start menu & search for Dropbox
  2. Then simply right-click on the icon & click uninstall
  3. You can also go to the control panel & click uninstall a program under programs option

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  1. Now locate dropbox & click on uninstall.

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Uninstall Dropbox from Windows 8

If you’re a user of Windows 8 then you must follow the below-listed steps to uninstall from Windows 8:

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  1. Click on the start menu & search for control panel
  2. Now click on Uninstall a program under Programs
  3. Select Dropbox & click uninstall

Uninstall Dropbox from Windows 7 & Vista

If you’re a user of Windows 7 or Vista then you must follow the below-listed steps to uninstall Dropbox. These steps are similar to removing from Windows 8.

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  1. Click on the start menu & search for control panel
  2. Now click on Uninstall a program under Programs
  3. Select Dropbox & click uninstall

How To Uninstall Dropbox From Mac 

If you want to delete Dropbox from mac without deleting files & folders then you must follow these steps. But before that, you must have to unlink your Dropbox account from your Mac so that you will be signed out of your account.

How Do I Unlink Dropbox From My Mac?

The first step in uninstalling the Dropbox from mac you have to unlink Dropbox. The below-listed steps will help you to know about it:

  1. Open the Dropbox app from the menu bar.
  2. Now click on the settings icon & select Preferences…

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  1. Now click on the account tab to Unlink This Dropbox…

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  1. Click on Unlink.

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  1. Now go back to the Dropbox icon on the menu bar & click Quite Dropbox.

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How Do I Uninstall Dropbox From Mac?

After you’ve unlinked the Dropbox from your mac now you have to uninstall it just by following these steps:

  1. Open the applications folder in the Finder
  2. Drag the Dropbox app file from the Applications to the Trash

However, your Dropbox folder & its contents will be unharmed & they will be still on your hard drive. If you would like to remove the folders of your Dropbox containing the files then you can simply drag that folder to the trash. This will allows you to delete local Dropbox folder from your Mac only. Any files & folders that haven’t synced won’t be available on Dropbox.com. The files & folders that you’ve deleted from your local Dropbox in Mac won’t affect to your online account. This is because you’ve already unlink the Dropbox & signed out from your account.

How do I remove Dropbox from my Mac without deleting files?

You can delete or remove Dropbox from Mac without deleting any files & folders. So to do this I suggest you to as a safe side take a backup to a secure location before removing the Dropbox. Let’s have a look at how you can remove it without deleting files:

  1. Open Dropbox app & click on the menu.
  2. Now select your Avatar & click on Preferences.
  3. Now click on the account tab to Unlink This Dropbox.
  4. Click on Unlink.
  5. Now go back to Dropbox icon on the menu bar & click Quite Dropbox.

How to delete folders in Dropbox?

If you want to delete any folders or files from your Dropbox account then you can easily do that. You just need to login to Dropbox.com account & it will delete whatever you want. But you have the option to delete it either temporarily or permanently.

Deleting Temporarily

  1. Sign in to your online Dropbox account
  2. Click All files  in the left sidebar
  3. Locate the shared folder that you want to delete
  4. Click on three dots “…” next to the name of the folder
  5. Click delete.

Deleting Permanently

  1. Sign in to your online Dropbox account
  2. Click All files  in the left sidebar
  3. Locate the shared folder that you want to delete permanently
  4. Click “Share” next to the folder
  5. Click the dropdown next to your name
  6. Click remove my access

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FAQs

Can Dropbox automatically sync folders?

Yes, Dropbox will sync folders & files automatically until you’re connected with the internet connection. However, with the desktop app locally synchronized folders & files are available even if you’re offline.

Can Dropbox automatically backup files?

Dropbox can automatically upload & backup the files to the cloud by copying them from your devices.

How do I permanently delete Dropbox?

You can delete your Dropbox permanently, however the steps to delete it is slightly different from different devices. You can check out this article as we’ve mentioned all the steps to delete it from the computer.

Does deleting from Dropbox delete from the computer?

Dropbox sync automatically immediately after you update anything in your account. So if you delete anything from your online Dropbox account then it will sync & remove that file or folder from your computer also.

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