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How to kill a Dropbox process WMIC throws Access denied

How to kill a Dropbox process WMIC throws Access denied

MarcusR44
Explorer | Level 3

I have a basic file server that uses Goodsync to backup from one disk to another, then Dropbox to sync to the cloud. Unfortunately the two pieces of software don't play ball (something about file locks I think) so I have a process in Task Scheduler to stop Dropbox at 23:59, then the Goodsync scheduler runs at 1AM, and another Task Scheduler to re-start Dropbox at 07:00. But the Stop Dropbox doesn't work

taskkill /F /T /IM "Dropbox*" || taskkill /F /T /IM "DbxSvc.exe" gives "Access is denied"

I am logged in as Administrator and the Task is run with highest privileges.

I've tried using

WMIC process where name='Dropbox.exe' delete

but that doesn't work either.

Does anyone know the full lists of parent and child processes for Dropbox (inc DropboxUpdates), and the order in which they need to be killed?

Thanks

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Re: How to kill a Dropbox process WMIC throws Access denied

Walter
Dropboxer
Hey there @MarcusR44, thanks for posting on our Community.

I'm terribly sorry for the late response and wanted to see if you're still having issues with this.

If so, please provide us with a screenshot so that we can have a visual too. 

Thanks!

Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: How to kill a Dropbox process WMIC throws Access denied

MarcusR44
Explorer | Level 3

Hi Walter, I wrote my own backup/sync solution, but thanks for replying. Marcus

Re: How to kill a Dropbox process WMIC throws Access denied

Walter
Dropboxer
No worries, Marcus. I'm glad you managed to resolve this in the end.

We're always a post away should you come up with any Dropbox questions in the future!

Walter
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