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A way to uninstall Dropbox from your PC

This web page is about Dropbox for Windows. Below you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. The Windows version was created by Dropbox, Inc.. Go over here where you can find out more on Dropbox, Inc.. More info about the software Dropbox can be found at . The program is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client directory (same installation drive as Windows). C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\DropboxUninstaller.exe is the full command line if you want to remove Dropbox. Dropbox.exe is the programs's main file and it takes around 24.58 MB (25778760 bytes) on disk.

Dropbox installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 24.84 MB (26048736 bytes) on disk.

  • Dropbox.exe (24.58 MB)
  • DropboxUninstaller.exe (169.98 KB)
  • QtWebEngineProcess.exe (17.96 KB)
  • dbxsvc.exe (41.11 KB)
  • dbxsvc.exe (34.60 KB)

The information on this page is only about version 16.4.29 of Dropbox. Click on the links below for other Dropbox versions:

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Dropbox has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Dropbox:
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\widw6ema.default\storage\default\https+++www.dropbox.com

The files below were left behind on your disk by Dropbox when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\DropboxCrashHandler.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\DropboxUpdate.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\DropboxUpdateBroker.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\DropboxUpdateHelper.msi
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\DropboxUpdateOnDemand.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdate.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_da.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_de.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_es.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_es-419.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_fr.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_id.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_it.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_ja.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_ko.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_ms.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_nl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_no.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_pl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_pt-BR.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_ru.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_sv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_th.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_uk.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_zh-CN.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\goopdateres_zh-TW.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\npDropboxUpdate3.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\psmachine.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\\psuser.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Dropbox\Update\DropboxUpdate.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\host.db
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\info.json
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance_db\instance.dbx
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\aggregation.dbx
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\checker.dbx
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\config.db
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\deleted.dbx
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\filecache.dbx
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\notifications.dbx
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\photo.dbx
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\resync.dbx
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\sigstore.dbx
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\TO_HASH_kpqhlz
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\unlink.db
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox\unlink.db
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fabhkdeopjkcpkmofliimbjckmocfiom\1.1.2_0\icons\dropbox.svg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\https_www.dropbox.com_0.localstorage
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\dropbox_errork1bw1s.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\dropbox_errorpqm4mv.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\installer\l\5731ac16
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\installer\l\57495c40
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\installer\l\57495d2d
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\installer\l\574961d1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\installer\l\5749639b
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\installer\l\574d5e53
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\installer\l\57567c91
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\installer\l\57576d97
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\installer\l\57578301
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\installer\l\5758eaa0
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\installer\l\576107d8
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\installer\l\58c0efa4
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\Dropbox.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo\Dropbox.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Dropbox.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\widw6ema.default\storage\default\https+++www.dropbox.com\cache\caches.sqlite

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.AutoplayEventHandler
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.OneClickProcessLauncherMachine
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Dropbox
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5A812990327ACD34D85B163756A6E149
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\RADAR\HeapLeakDetection\DiagnosedApplications\Dropbox.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Dropbox_RASAPI32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Dropbox_RASMANCS
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Dropbox
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dbx\Instances\Dropbox Instance

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5A812990327ACD34D85B163756A6E149\ProductName
  • 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\dbx\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\DbxSvc\Description

How to erase Dropbox using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Dropbox is a program offered by the software company Dropbox, Inc.. Frequently, computer users want to remove this program. Sometimes this can be hard because deleting this by hand takes some experience related to Windows internal functioning. One of the best EASY way 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 already installed on your Windows system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general utility to maximize the performance of your Windows system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of tools 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 button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate Dropbox or simply activate the Search field and type in "Dropbox". If it exists on your system the Dropbox app will be found automatically. After you select Dropbox in the list of apps, some information about the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have about Dropbox, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Dropbox:

  • The publisher is: https://www.dropbox.com
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\DropboxUninstaller.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Dropbox.
Uninstall Dropbox

8. After uninstalling Dropbox, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to proceed 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 removing Dropbox using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.


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  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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The text above is not a recommendation to remove Dropbox by Dropbox, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that Dropbox by Dropbox, Inc. is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove Dropbox supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-12-13 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-12-13 10:24:29.653