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Can't Uninstall Dropbox

Can't Uninstall Dropbox

TStupar
Explorer | Level 4

I'm not able to open dropbox in order to "quit", and it also won't let me uninstall it because it says it's still "open".  How can I uninstall it?

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Re: Can't Uninstall Dropbox

Walter
Dropboxer

Thanks for clarifying that @TStupar; much appreciated!

In that case, could you open he 'Activity Monitor' utility on your computer (normally located under Applications > Utilities)?

 

From there, please check if there are any other processes associated with Dropbox that may be preventing Dropbox from being removed from your device.

Once you have launched 'Activity Monitor', if you see any items that refer to Dropbox, or recognize any programs that you may have linked to Dropbox, could you please perform the following steps?

 

  • Click on the line that references the process to select it
  • Click on the 'X' at the top left corner of the screen. Be careful not to click on the 'X' that closes the window, but the one that will 'Force a process to quit'.

After that, follow these steps to uninstall the app normally.

Let me know how you get on!


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Can't Uninstall Dropbox

Walter
Dropboxer
Hey @TStupar, welcome to our Community and sorry to hear you're having issues with this

Have you tried again after rebooting your computer at all?

If you did and this persists, can you clarify the OS of your device so that I can advise further?

Thanks so much!
 

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Re: Can't Uninstall Dropbox

TStupar
Explorer | Level 4

Yes, I have tried rebooting.  My operating system is macOS Big Sur 11.2.3

Re: Can't Uninstall Dropbox

Walter
Dropboxer

Thanks for clarifying that @TStupar; much appreciated!

In that case, could you open he 'Activity Monitor' utility on your computer (normally located under Applications > Utilities)?

 

From there, please check if there are any other processes associated with Dropbox that may be preventing Dropbox from being removed from your device.

Once you have launched 'Activity Monitor', if you see any items that refer to Dropbox, or recognize any programs that you may have linked to Dropbox, could you please perform the following steps?

 

  • Click on the line that references the process to select it
  • Click on the 'X' at the top left corner of the screen. Be careful not to click on the 'X' that closes the window, but the one that will 'Force a process to quit'.

After that, follow these steps to uninstall the app normally.

Let me know how you get on!


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Can't Uninstall Dropbox

TStupar
Explorer | Level 4

Thank you - that solved my problem.

Uninstall

ed m.4
New member | Level 2

I have followed the steps advised trying to uninstall dropbox using the activity monitor, but it will not remove. I am dragging the item from the applications folder, but dropbox seems integrated to the finder, perhaps creating a loop that then activates it running? Im confused and annoyed, please advise!

Thanks

Re: Uninstall

Mark
Super User II

Have you closed Dropbox first by clicking on its icon on the status bar? Then click on the little image of you/letters and 'quit'. 


 


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