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How to uninstall the desktop app without deleting my files

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Installed Dropbox app on my work computer on which I have limited rights.  Leaving this job and need to turn in my work PC.  How do i delete the app without deleting the files?  PC will not allow me to uninstall the app without Admin rights (was allowed to install without Admin rights!!!).  I do not want to involve work IT department.


Thank you



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Re: uninstall app

Super User II

You will need admin rights I'm afraid - otherwise its going to create issues for you.

Deleting Dropbox does not delete your files, however, so they are safe.


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Re: How to uninstall the desktop app without deleting my files

Star Collaborator | Level 19

Hi @sam42,

You don't have to uninstall the application! That, what You are looking for is unlink Your Dropbox account on particular machine.winking face No admin rights are need.

Hope this helps.

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