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How to uninstall Dropbox from a Mac

I can't uninstall dropbox from my mac. I follow the instruction that you provide on your website but it doesnt work. My desktop app isnt linked to an account. And yet it will not let me move dropbox to the Trash. I hate dropbox so much now. I just can't bare to continue to see the logo. Please help me remove dropbox from my Mac. Pleeeaasseee ...

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Re: How to uninstall Dropbox from a Mac

Dropboxer
Hey there (@1979stchristoph), sorry to hear about any frustration this may have caused you; rest assured I’m here to help you find a viable resolution asap! 
 
If you’re having trouble uninstalling the Dropbox app, then you could follow the steps outlined on this resource (where it’s mentioned that reinstalling the latest version of the Dropbox can fix the uninstall process)
 
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Reinstalling the latest version of the Dropbox can fix the uninstall process: 

    1. Open Activity Monitor. This utility is usually located in the “Applications” folder, under “Utilities”.
    2. In the Activity Monitor, look for lines that say “Dropbox.” 
    3. Click a line that says “Dropbox.”
    4. Click the X to force quit the process.
    5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each line that says “Dropbox.”
    6. Try to uninstall Dropbox again. 
(Optional) Removing your Dropbox application settings:

#1. Open the Finder and select Go to folder... from the Go menu (or press Shift+Command+G).
#2. A dialog box should appear. 
#3. Now copy and paste the following line into the box and press the return key: 
                  ~/.dropbox                     
#4. To remove your Dropbox application system settings, select all files in the folder and drag and drop them into the Trash. 
Would you mind giving my suggestion a go whenever you find some spare time & keep me updated here on the results you’re getting? Thanks & I'm wishing you a wonderful Friday ahead! 

 


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


 


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Re: How to uninstall Dropbox from a Mac

Thank you for the suggestion but none of this has worked.

I have updated my version.

Removed all folders and files in the ~/.dropbox folder. 

Force quit all of the processes within Activity Monitor.

Tried to move the Dropbox folder into Trash, but it keeps coming back.

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Re: How to uninstall Dropbox from a Mac

Dropboxer
I appreciate your cooperation & thanks for taking a bit of your time to try my suggestions (@1979stchristoph). I’d like to dig a bit deeper & have a closer look on your setup through our Official Support channel. So as to investigate having all our tools available, I’ve made sure to reach out to you directly via email. 
 
Whenever you find some time, please check your inbox for my message & I’ll make sure to promptly get back in touch with you asap. Happy Monday & I’ll be awaiting your next reply Christoph!

 


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Re: How to uninstall Dropbox from a Mac

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I was having a similar issue and this is what I got: This item "Dropbox" cannot be moved to Trash because some plugins are in use. 

Even after I unbind the account and delete the folder with the files of my Dropbox storage, it still will not be removed. The situation with Google Drive app for Mac is absolutely the same. Somehow this guide works in my case.

 

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Re: How to uninstall Dropbox from a Mac

Dropboxer

Good day! Just a quick update here for posterity, as (@1979stchristoph)  was able to remove the application following these steps: He opened up Applications through the Finder Window instead of Launchpad and was able to remove it from there. That did the trick to him (& he asked me to post that here, for others facing the same issue in the future). upside-down face Happy Friday! 

 


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