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How to uninstall Dropbox from your computer

This info is about Dropbox for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. The Windows version was developed by Dropbox, Inc.. You can read more on Dropbox, Inc. or check for application updates here. Click on to get more details about Dropbox on Dropbox, Inc.'s website. Dropbox is normally installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client folder, however this location can differ a lot depending on the user's decision while installing the program. C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\DropboxUninstaller.exe is the full command line if you want to remove Dropbox. The program's main executable file is titled Dropbox.exe and it has a size of 4.22 MB (4426560 bytes).

Dropbox is composed of the following executables which take 4.50 MB (4721016 bytes) on disk:

  • Dropbox.exe (4.22 MB)
  • DropboxUninstaller.exe (165.58 KB)
  • QtWebEngineProcess.exe (29.32 KB)
  • dbxsvc.exe (49.83 KB)
  • dbxsvc.exe (42.83 KB)


The current web page applies to Dropbox version 69.4.102 alone. You can find below info on other releases of Dropbox:

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After the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the computer. Some of these are shown below.

Folders that were found:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox

The files below were left behind on your disk by Dropbox's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\OldBinaries\bin_69.4.102\DropboxExt64.27.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\DropboxCrashHandler.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\DropboxUpdate.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\DropboxUpdateBroker.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\DropboxUpdateHelper.msi
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\DropboxUpdateOnDemand.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdate.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_da.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_de.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_es.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_es-419.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_fr.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_id.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_it.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_ja.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_ko.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_ms.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_nl.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_no.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_pl.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_pt-BR.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_ru.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_sv.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_th.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_uk.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_zh-CN.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdateres_zh-TW.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\npDropboxUpdate3.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\psmachine.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\psuser.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\Download\{CC46080E-4C33-4981-859A-BBA2F780F31E}\69.4.102\DropboxClientInstaller.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\Download\{CC46080E-4C33-4981-859A-BBA2F780F31E}\72.4.136\DropboxClient_72.4.136.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\Download\{CC46080E-4C33-4981-859A-BBA2F780F31E}\72.4.136\DropboxClientInstaller.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\DropboxUpdate.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\Install\{6325FE58-8AD4-41F2-9E72-FA8CBEB92CB1}\DropboxClientInstaller.exe

Registry that is not uninstalled:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.AutoplayEventHandler
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.OfficeAddIn
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dropbox-install
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Dropbox
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Dropbox
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Dropbox

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\MuiCache\58\52C64B7E\@C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.189.1\goopdate.dll,-3000
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-3682140247-1680181118-2030714891-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-3682140247-1680181118-2030714891-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client_69.4.102\Dropbox.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-3682140247-1680181118-2030714891-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume3\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\DropboxUpdate.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\DbxSvc\Description


How to remove Dropbox from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Dropbox is a program released by Dropbox, Inc.. Some computer users choose to remove it. This is easier said than done because performing this by hand takes some know-how related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best EASY solution to remove 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 system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your PC.

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  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system utility.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the applications existing on the computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Dropbox or simply activate the Search field and type in "Dropbox". If it is installed on your PC the Dropbox program will be found automatically. When you click Dropbox in the list , some data about the application is made available to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about Dropbox, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you want 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 confirmation window will show up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Dropbox.
Uninstall Dropbox


8. After uninstalling Dropbox, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of Dropbox which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Dropbox using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.



Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to remove Dropbox by Dropbox, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that Dropbox by Dropbox, Inc. is not a good application. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove Dropbox supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2019-03-20 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-03-19 22:40:44.997