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A guide to uninstall Dropbox from your PC

Dropbox is a Windows application. Read more about how to remove it from your computer. The Windows release was developed by Dropbox, Inc.. You can read more on Dropbox, Inc. or check for application updates here. You can see more info about Dropbox at . The program is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client directory. Keep in mind that this location can vary being determined by the user's choice. You can remove Dropbox by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\DropboxUninstaller.exe. Note that you might receive a notification for admin rights. Dropbox's main file takes about 5.74 MB (6023488 bytes) and is named Dropbox.exe.

Dropbox installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 6.06 MB (6355152 bytes) on disk.

  • Dropbox.exe (5.74 MB)
  • DropboxUninstaller.exe (165.59 KB)
  • DropboxThumbnailGenerator.exe (36.33 KB)
  • QtWebEngineProcess.exe (29.32 KB)
  • dbxsvc.exe (49.83 KB)
  • dbxsvc.exe (42.83 KB)
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The current page applies to Dropbox version 81.3.190 alone. Click on the links below for other Dropbox versions:

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Some files and registry entries are frequently left behind when you uninstall Dropbox.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\_bz2.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\_cffi_backend.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\_ctypes.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\_decimal.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\_elementtree.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\_multiprocessing.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\_queue.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\_win32sysloader.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\_yappi.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\81.3.190.manifest
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\apex._apex.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-console-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-debug-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-memory-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-namedpipe-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-rtlsupport-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-core-util-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\API-MS-Win-core-xstate-l2-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-conio-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-environment-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-multibyte-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-private-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-process-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\Assets\150x150Logo.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\Assets\70x70Logo.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\Assets\70x70Logo-Light.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\concrt140.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\cpuid.compiled._cpuid.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\crashpad.compiled._Crashpad.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\cryptography.hazmat.bindings._constant_time.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\cryptography.hazmat.bindings._openssl.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\cryptography.hazmat.bindings._padding.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\d3dcompiler_47.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\driver_amd64\dbx.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\driver_amd64\dbx-canary.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\driver_amd64\dbx-dev.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\driver_amd64\dbx-stable.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\driver_amd64\dbxsvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\driver_amd64\dropbox.cat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\driver_x86\dbx.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\driver_x86\dbx-canary.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\driver_x86\dbx-dev.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\driver_x86\dbx-stable.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\driver_x86\dbxsvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\driver_x86\dropbox.cat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\dropbox.infinite.win.compiled._driverinstallation.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\dropbox.infinite.win.compiled._driverinstallation_wow64.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\dropbox_apex.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\dropbox_bootstrap.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\dropbox_crashpad.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\dropbox_sqlite_ext.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\dropbox_watchdog.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\DropboxOfficeAddIn.13.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\DropboxOfficeAddIn64.13.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\DropboxThumbnailGenerator.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\enterprise_data.compiled._enterprise_data.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\EnterpriseDataAdapter.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\fastpath.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\libEGL.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\libGLESv2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\librsync.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\librsyncffi.compiled._librsyncffi.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\mmapfile.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\msvcp140.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\msvcp140_1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\msvcp140_2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\nucleus_python.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\opengl32sw.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\plugins\imageformats\qgif.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\plugins\imageformats\qjpeg.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\81.3.190\plugins\platforms\qwindows.dll

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.AutoplayEventHandler
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.Binder
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.DBXLink
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.Dlink
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.Gdoc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.Gsheet
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.Gslides
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.OfficeAddIn
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.OneClickProcessLauncherMachine
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.Paper
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.Shortcut
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dropbox-client
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dropbox-install
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Dropbox
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IntelliPoint\AppSpecific\Dropbox.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\IntelliType Pro\AppSpecific\Dropbox.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-876234072-3282508656-4043564852-1001\Software\Dropbox
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5A812990327ACD34D85B163756A6E149
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\CE85A7956D2404947893BF4994B110C3
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Dropbox
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Dropbox

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dlink\OpenWithProgids\Dropbox.Dlink
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.gdoc\OpenWithProgids\Dropbox.Gdoc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.gsheet\OpenWithProgids\Dropbox.Gsheet
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.gslides\OpenWithProgids\Dropbox.Gslides
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.web\OpenWithProgids\Dropbox.Shortcut
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5A812990327ACD34D85B163756A6E149\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\CE85A7956D2404947893BF4994B110C3\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\State\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-876234072-3282508656-4043564852-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dbupdate\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dbupdate\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dbupdate\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dbupdatem\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dbupdatem\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dbupdatem\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\DbxSvc\Description


How to erase Dropbox from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Dropbox is a program offered by Dropbox, Inc.. Frequently, people want to erase this program. Sometimes this can be efortful because uninstalling this by hand requires some skill related to removing Windows programs manually. The best SIMPLE action to erase Dropbox is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:





1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows PC.

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  • visit Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the applications existing on the PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find Dropbox or simply click the Search field and type in "Dropbox". If it is installed on your PC the Dropbox program will be found automatically. Notice that when you select Dropbox in the list of apps, the following information about the application is made available to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have about Dropbox, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Dropbox:





  • The web site of the application is: https://www.dropbox.com
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\DropboxUninstaller.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Dropbox.
Uninstall Dropbox


8. After uninstalling Dropbox, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of Dropbox which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Dropbox using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.



Disclaimer

This page is not a piece of advice to remove Dropbox by Dropbox, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that Dropbox by Dropbox, Inc. is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove Dropbox supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2019-09-12 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-09-12 19:33:50.157