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How to uninstall Dropbox from your computer

This web page contains complete information on how to remove Dropbox for Windows. It is made by Dropbox, Inc.. Additional info about Dropbox, Inc. can be found here. Detailed information about Dropbox can be seen at . The application is frequently located in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin folder (same installation drive as Windows). You can remove Dropbox by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line "C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\DropboxUninstaller.exe" /InstallType:USER. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for administrator rights. The program's main executable file is named Dropbox.exe and occupies 41.84 MB (43871808 bytes).

The following executables are incorporated in Dropbox. They occupy 42.04 MB (44087032 bytes) on disk.

  • Dropbox.exe (41.84 MB)
  • DropboxUninstaller.exe (161.68 KB)
  • w9xpopen.exe (48.50 KB)

The current page applies to Dropbox version 3.6.3 only. You can find here a few links to other Dropbox versions:

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When planning to uninstall Dropbox you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\comtypes_cache\Dropbox-27
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Dropbox

The files below were left behind on your disk when you remove Dropbox:
  • C:\Program Files\Argente Utilities\BackUp Manager\StartUp Manager\StartUp\Dropbox.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\Skins\old style\dropbox.ico
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\Update\\DropboxCrashHandler.exe
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\Update\\DropboxUpdate.exe

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.AutoplayEventHandler
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.OneClickCtrl.9
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.OneClickProcessLauncherUserName
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.Update3WebControl.3

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_UserName\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Dropbox\DisplayIcon
  • HKEY_CURRENT_UserName\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Dropbox\DisplayName
  • HKEY_CURRENT_UserName\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Dropbox\HelpLink
  • HKEY_CURRENT_UserName\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Dropbox\InstallLocation

A way to uninstall Dropbox from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Dropbox is a program offered by Dropbox, Inc.. Sometimes, people try to uninstall this application. Sometimes this is difficult because performing this by hand requires some knowledge regarding PCs. The best SIMPLE procedure to uninstall Dropbox is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general tool to clean your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system utility.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on your PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find Dropbox or simply click the Search feature and type in "Dropbox". The Dropbox application will be found automatically. When you select Dropbox in the list of apps, some data about the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have about Dropbox, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Dropbox:

  • The web site of the application is: https://www.dropbox.com
  • The uninstall string is: "C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\DropboxUninstaller.exe" /InstallType:USER
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Dropbox.
Uninstall Dropbox

8. After uninstalling Dropbox, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong 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 items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • 10.0
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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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 for your PC. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove Dropbox supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2015-05-23 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-05-23 18:31:07.793