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How do I log out of my Dropbox desktop app?

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How do I log out of my Dropbox desktop app?

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How do you log out/off?  I have an icon on my desktop but anyone can click it & get into my Dropbox.

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Super User II
You cant log out without unlinking Dropbox completely. If you want to do that you'll need to remember to also delete all of the Dropbox data off your computer because that is a folder on your machine like every single other one (it isnt special).

You are better off securing the user account so that only you can log on to it and only you can get the files (same as 'My Documents' etc.)

 


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Super User II
You cant log out without unlinking Dropbox completely. If you want to do that you'll need to remember to also delete all of the Dropbox data off your computer because that is a folder on your machine like every single other one (it isnt special).

You are better off securing the user account so that only you can log on to it and only you can get the files (same as 'My Documents' etc.)

 


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New member | Level 2

I have TWO dropbox accounts (one personal, one business).  I used to be able to switch between them by logging in/out.  That isn't possible any longer????

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Dropboxer
If you have a personal (basic or Plus) account, and a Business (free team or paid) account, you can connect the two accounts and then switch between them without having to log in and out. 

I hope this helps! Let me know.
Thanks, and have a great week
 

Sanchez
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Hi, I am struggling with this. As I do have some essential info on Dropbox (my password safe f.i.) I sync my work pc with my personal dropbox account. So far so good. I have a personal account on that pc too. But....

 

There is something could ICT system managers. They can unlock my useraccount at any time and thus have access to my dropbox files. I just don't want them to have access to my personal stuff.

On windows there is another problem: anyone with the correct knowledge can start a pc from cd or USB with a tool to remove all (even the systemadministrator's) password from the password table. And there we have our precious Dropbox files...

 

For a safe usage the only way seems to be to encrypt the entire Dropbox directory structure with an extra tool... Why does Dropbox include this or... have the possibilty for a virtual dropbox directory (files to be downloaded on demand) started with a password protected app.

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Why do we have to log in if we can't log out?

 

 

 

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Super User II
Log in to where?

 


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Sorry for the confusion. If I "log-in" into Dropbox in a Internet Explorer window. I am requred to use a Password. How do I "log-out"?

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Click on your face, or cartoon icon, at the top right and select the log out option.

 


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New member | Level 2

OMG!! Thank you for your help.

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