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How to uninstall Dropbox from your computer

This web page contains detailed information on how to uninstall Dropbox for Windows. The Windows version was developed by Dropbox, Inc.. Additional info about Dropbox, Inc. can be read here. More data about the app Dropbox can be seen at . Dropbox is normally set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client directory, subject to the user's choice. Dropbox's full uninstall command line is C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\DropboxUninstaller.exe. The application's main executable file occupies 7.55 MB (7916032 bytes) on disk and is titled Dropbox.exe.

Dropbox is comprised of the following executables which occupy 7.84 MB (8216872 bytes) on disk:

  • Dropbox.exe (7.55 MB)
  • DropboxUninstaller.exe (159.27 KB)
  • DropboxThumbnailGenerator.exe (31.51 KB)
  • QtWebEngineProcess.exe (23.00 KB)
  • dbxsvc.exe (43.51 KB)
  • dbxsvc.exe (36.51 KB)
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This info is about Dropbox version 99.4.501 alone. For more Dropbox versions please click below:

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Following the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the computer. Part_A few of these are shown below.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Dropbox:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Dropbox
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\_bowbow.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\_bz2.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\_cffi_backend.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\_ctypes.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\_win32sysloader.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\_yappi.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\99.4.501.manifest
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\advapi32_native.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\apex._apex.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-console-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-debug-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-memory-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-namedpipe-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-rtlsupport-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-core-util-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\API-MS-Win-core-xstate-l2-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-conio-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-environment-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-multibyte-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-private-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-process-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\Assets\150x150Logo.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\Assets\70x70Logo.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\Assets\70x70Logo-Light.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\cloud_files_utils.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\concrt140.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\cpuid_native.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\crashpad_native.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\cryptography.hazmat.bindings._constant_time.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\cryptography.hazmat.bindings._openssl.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\cryptography.hazmat.bindings._padding.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\d3dcompiler_47.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\dbghelp_native.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\driver_amd64\dbx.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\driver_amd64\dbx-canary.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\driver_amd64\dbx-dev.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\driver_amd64\dbx-stable.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\driver_amd64\dbxsvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\driver_amd64\dropbox.cat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\driver_x86\dbx.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\driver_x86\dbx-canary.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\driver_x86\dbx-dev.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\driver_x86\dbx-stable.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\driver_x86\dbxsvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\driver_x86\dropbox.cat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\dropbox_apex.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\dropbox_bootstrap.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\dropbox_crashpad.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\dropbox_nucleus.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\dropbox_sqlite_ext.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\dropbox_tprt.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\dropbox_watchdog.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\DropboxOfficeAddIn.13.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\DropboxOfficeAddIn64.13.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\DropboxThumbnailGenerator.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\enterprise_data.compiled._enterprise_data.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\EnterpriseDataAdapter.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\fastpath.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\gdi32_native.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\kernel32_native.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\libEGL.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\libGLESv2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\librsync.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\librsyncffi_native.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\mmapfile.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\msvcp140.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\msvcp140_1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\msvcp140_2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\nucleus_python.cp37-win32.pyd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\opengl32sw.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\99.4.501\plugins\imageformats\qgif.dll

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.AutoplayEventHandler
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.Backup
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.Binder
  • 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.Passwords
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.Shortcut
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Dropbox.Vault
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dropbox-client
  • 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

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional registry values 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\.web\OpenWithProgids\Dropbox.Shortcut
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\MuiCache\1fc\4A256623\@C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\1.3.295.1\goopdate.dll,-3000
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5A812990327ACD34D85B163756A6E149\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\State\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-3372726060-3925550842-4098056488-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume7\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client_99.4.501\Dropbox.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\State\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-3372726060-3925550842-4098056488-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume7\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\DropboxUpdate.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dbupdate\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dbupdate\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dbupdatem\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dbupdatem\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\DbxSvc\Description


A way to delete Dropbox with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Dropbox is an application marketed by Dropbox, Inc.. Sometimes, users choose to remove this program. This is hard because doing this manually takes some know-how regarding Windows internal functioning. The best SIMPLE way to remove 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 Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your Windows system.

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  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire the program's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the programs existing on your computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find Dropbox or simply click the Search feature and type in "Dropbox". The Dropbox app will be found automatically. Notice that after you click Dropbox in the list of programs, the following information about the application is available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains 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 program you want to remove, by clicking on 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 dialog will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Dropbox.
Uninstall Dropbox


8. After removing Dropbox, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong Dropbox which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing Dropbox using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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



Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall Dropbox by Dropbox, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that Dropbox by Dropbox, Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall Dropbox in case 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.

2020-06-10 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2020-06-10 04:40:22.127