How to uninstall Dropbox on your computer

Uninstalling Dropboxon your computer won't delete your Dropbox account or remove the Dropbox folder from your hard drive. If you’d like to uninstall Dropbox from your computer, follow the instructions below.

From the taskbar (Windows)

To uninstall Dropbox from the taskbar on your Windows device:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Apps.
  4. Click Apps & features.
  5. Click Dropbox
    Note: If Dropbox came preloaded on your device, you may see Get Dropbox or Dropbox “x” GB instead.
  6. Click Uninstall.

To also remove the Dropbox folder from your hard drive, drag your Dropbox folder to the Recycle Bin.

From the menu bar (Mac)

To uninstall Dropbox from the menu bar on your Mac device:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in the menu bar.
  2. Click your avatar (profile picture or initials).
  3. Click Quit.
  4. Open Finder.
  5. Click Applications.
  6. Drag Dropbox to the Trash.

To also remove the Dropbox folder from your hard drive, drag your Dropbox folder to the Trash.

To uninstall Dropbox from a Linux device

To uninstall Dropbox on a Linux computer, copy and paste the following commands one-by-one into your terminal window, pressing Enter after each command. Some of the commands listed may produce an error, but by the last command, Dropbox will be successfully uninstalled from your computer.

            dropbox stop
dropbox status  # Should report "not running"
rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist
rm -rf /var/lib/dropbox
rm -rf ~/.dropbox*
sudo apt-get remove nautilus-dropbox
sudo apt-get remove dropbox
rm /etc/apt/source.d/dropbox
        
If you’d also like to remove the Dropbox folder from your hard drive, enter the following command into your terminal and press Enter.
            rm -rv ~/Dropbox
        
Note: This command may need to be altered if your Dropbox folder is not in the default location.
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