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delete dropbox app from one computer

Claireaskes
New member | Level 2

hello,

 

I have a problem concerning the process of deleting my dropbox app from my computer. I do not want to delete the account, just the app on my computer because it is taking to much space in my computer storage. I have followed the instructions on your site (the article: uninstall dropbox) but the app is still on my computer, so are all the files in the dropbox. In the past I tried to litteraly delete the app, but I accidentally deleted all the files in the account as well. Can you help me?

 

 

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Re: delete dropbox app from one computer

Mark
Super User II
Once you have deleted the application you also then need to delete the 'Dropbox' folder. Deleting the application does not remove the data from computers. That needs to be done manually afterwards.

 


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Re: delete dropbox app from one computer

Claireaskes
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Okay, I understand. But how do I delete the folder manually?

Re: delete dropbox app from one computer

Mark
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No different to how you would delete any other file or folder on your computer - because that is exactly what it is. Its no different to anything else on the machine.

You go to where its stored and right click 'delete' on it or press the delete button.

 


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Re: delete dropbox app from one computer

SandraL
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How do I delete dropbox files locally on one PC?  Since I deleted the dropbox program file on the one PC I can't get to the dropbox folder (on that one PC) to delete the items in it and free up memory.  How can I delete dropbox documents once I have deleted the program?

 

Re: delete dropbox app from one computer

Mark
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We need more info. Why wont it delete? What happens?

 


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Re: delete dropbox app from one computer

Jane
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Hey @SandraL
 
Welcome to the Dropbox Community, let’s work on that together!
 
Please keep in mind that, once you've uninstalled the application on your desktop, the Dropbox folder containing your folder & file structure will remain there intact. If you'd like to remove the files in your Dropbox folder from your hard drive, all you d have to do is drag your Dropbox folder to the Recycle Bin (if you’re on a Windows computer).
 
This action will delete all files stored locally on your Dropbox folder. If you’d like more details, please have a look here
 
Hope this is helpful to you. Please keep me updated if you need more help in your reply! 
 
Warm regards, 
JaneA

 

 


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