cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Learn all about how Alex on the Community team used Dropbox in college here!

Dropbox installs & integrations

Connect your tools and content together with help from the Dropbox Community. Join a discussion or post a question of your own to get started.

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Does uninstalling the desktop app remove my files?

Does uninstalling the desktop app remove my files?

RachelSh22
New member | Level 2

Im trying to uninstall the dropbox app from my mac. If I do this and also delete the folder, will I delete anything in my account online? I also noticed I have my dropbox files in my recent folder. Will those get deleted along with the uninstallation and will they still stay in my dropbox online?

1 Reply 1

Re: Uninstalling

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hey @RachelSh22, thanks for posting your question here. 

Uninstalling the desktop app doesn't affect the files on your hard drive, as the Dropbox folder continues to exist on your computer. 

The only difference is that they stop syncing to your account online. 

That means that any changes you make to the files in that Dropbox folder won't be reflected online, and vice versa. 

You can find more information about the process, here

I hope this helps, but let me know if you have any other questions. Cheers!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


Heart Did this post help you? If so, please give it a Like below.
:arrows_counterclockwise: Still stuck? Ask me a question!
:pushpin: Tips & Tricks Find new ways to stay in flow or share your tips on how you work smarter with Dropbox.

Who's talking

Top contributors to this post

What do Dropbox user levels mean?
Need more support?