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How to uninstall Dropbox from your system

Dropbox is a Windows program. Read below about how to remove it from your computer. It is developed by Dropbox, Inc.. Go over here where you can read more on Dropbox, Inc.. Click on to get more information about Dropbox on Dropbox, Inc.'s website. Dropbox is frequently set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client folder, depending on 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. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for admin rights. The application's main executable file occupies 4.00 MB (4190016 bytes) on disk and is named Dropbox.exe.

Dropbox is composed of the following executables which take 4.28 MB (4484464 bytes) on disk:

  • Dropbox.exe (4.00 MB)
  • DropboxUninstaller.exe (165.57 KB)
  • QtWebEngineProcess.exe (29.32 KB)
  • dbxsvc.exe (49.83 KB)
  • dbxsvc.exe (42.83 KB)

The information on this page is only about version 67.4.83 of Dropbox. Click on the links below for other Dropbox versions: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling Dropbox we recommend you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Dropbox:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox

The files below remain on your disk when you remove Dropbox:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\DropboxExt64.27.0.dll
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\Crashpad\metadata
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\Crashpad\settings.dat
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\Dropbox.exe.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\host.db
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\info.json
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance_db\instance.dbx
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\aggregation.dbx
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\checker.dbx
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\config.db
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\deleted.dbx
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\filecache.dbx
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\notifications.dbx
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\photo.dbx
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\resync.dbx
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\sigstore.dbx
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\TO_HASH_1vlbln
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\instance1\unlink.db
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\QuitReports\53fb522c-7db0-41c9-972e-0db47cc90fc2.dbt
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Dropbox\unlink.db
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo\Dropbox.lnk

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be cleaned; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.AutoplayEventHandler
  • 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-install
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Dropbox
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5A812990327ACD34D85B163756A6E149
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Dropbox
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Dropbox
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dbx\Instances\Dropbox Instance

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.gdoc\OpenWithProgids\Dropbox.Gdoc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.gsheet\OpenWithProgids\Dropbox.Gsheet
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.gslides\OpenWithProgids\Dropbox.Gslides
  • 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\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

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

Dropbox is an application marketed by the software company Dropbox, Inc.. Sometimes, people choose to remove it. Sometimes this is troublesome because removing this manually requires some know-how related to removing Windows applications by hand. The best EASY approach 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, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general tool to clean your Windows computer.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on the computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find Dropbox or simply click the Search field and type in "Dropbox". The Dropbox app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click Dropbox in the list of programs, some data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding Dropbox, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you wish to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Dropbox:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\DropboxUninstaller.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Dropbox.
Uninstall Dropbox

8. After uninstalling Dropbox, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of Dropbox that 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 can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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


This page is not a recommendation to uninstall Dropbox by Dropbox, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that Dropbox by Dropbox, Inc. is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall 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.

2019-02-20 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-02-20 19:10:04.687