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Re: Error Message when attempting to uninstall

Re: Error Message when attempting to uninstall

Jim W.27
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Rajat - your proposed solution worked perfectly for me. Thanks so much!!!! I'm on a Mac OS X btw

Re: Error Message when attempting to uninstall

Claire G.10
New member | Level 1

Hi everyone!

Thanks Rajat and Piet Hein for your solutions!

Dropbox integrates with Finder in order to help you share files easily or display the sync status on the overlaying icons 🙂

Indeed, in your activity monitor, you should be able to look for every Dropbox instances and Quit/Force Quit them.
If you can't force quit "Dropbox Finder Integration" and you're running Yosemite 10.10.0, you can disable it manually.
Click on the Dropbox icon in your menu bar, then click on the gear icon and go to Preferences.
On the General tab of this preferences panel, you'll be able to untick and disable the integration.

You can read more about this here:https://help.dropbox.com/desktop-web/finder-integration-yosemite

I hope this helps!

Re: Error Message when attempting to uninstall

Barney S.
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I'm having this problem and none of these solutions are helping at all! I'm on a macbook air OS X and I've thrown all of dropbox in the trash, but it won't let me empty it because the item 'dropbox' is apparently still in use. Even though I've removed it from everywhere, it's not open or functioning anywhere that I can find and the activity monitor can't pick up any dropbox activity on my computer at all! So why can't I delete it?

Re: Error Message when attempting to uninstall

Mark M.36
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Did you try relaunching Finder? Hold down Option, right click the finder icon, select Relaunch

Re: Error Message when attempting to uninstall

Jenny J.3
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I also have the dropbox.app stuck in trash and am unable to find it on the Activity Monitor. Any workaround for this? I have already removed it from application settings, removed its contextual menu, and from the finder toolbar.

Re: Error Message when attempting to uninstall

Daniel R.30
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The answer from Rajat C. worked perfectly for me. Thanks!

Re: Error Message when attempting to uninstall

Todd B.6
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Piet Hein C. Best Answer

Re: Error Message when attempting to uninstall

Anna B.24
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@Rajat G. Thanx! Now it worked 🙂

Re: Error Message when attempting to uninstall

Jose F.14
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In Yosemite open Activity monitor to find Dropbox Finder Integration when you can not quit it. Then  force quit it WITH THE X ON UPPER LEFT CORNER OF THAT WINDOW not with force quit on apple logo, It worked perfectly.

Thanks

 

Re: Error Message when attempting to uninstall

Eric B.61
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Used Rajat G.'s method and was able to move dropbox to the trash but not delete. On a hunch I restarted Finder (Option + Right-click Finder in Dock) and was able to delete/uninstall it. Dropbox is synching correctly now (fingers crossed).

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