How to Uninstall Dropbox Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

If you’re looking to uninstall Dropbox from your Mac, we’ve got you covered. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process to remove Dropbox from your computer.

Before You Begin

Before you proceed with the uninstallation process, make sure to close any open Dropbox windows and quit the Dropbox application. This will ensure a smooth uninstallation process.

Uninstalling Dropbox on Mac

To uninstall Dropbox on your Mac, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on the “Finder” icon located in your Mac’s dock. This will open a new Finder window.
  2. In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click “Go”. A dropdown menu will appear.
  3. Click on “Applications” in the dropdown menu. This will open the Applications folder on your Mac.
  4. Locate and select “Dropbox” in the Applications folder.
  5. Drag and drop “Dropbox” into the Trash bin.

    You can find the Trash bin icon in your Mac’s dock.

  6. A confirmation dialog will appear, asking if you want to keep or remove Dropbox. Click on “Remove”.
  7. You may be prompted to enter your administrator password. This is required for certain system-level changes. Enter your password and click “OK”.
  8. The uninstallation process will begin, and once completed, a message confirming the removal of Dropbox will be displayed.
  9. If desired, you can empty the Trash bin by right-clicking on the Trash bin icon and selecting “Empty Trash”. This will permanently delete all the files in the Trash.

Additional Steps (Optional)

If you want to ensure that all traces of Dropbox are removed from your Mac, you can perform the following additional steps:

Delete the Dropbox Application Support Folder

  1. Click on the “Finder” icon located in your Mac’s dock.
  2. Click on “Go to Folder” in the dropdown menu.

    A dialog box will appear.

  3. Type “~/Library/Application Support” in the dialog box and click “Go”. This will open the Application Support folder.
  4. Locate and delete the “Dropbox” folder. You can do this by dragging it to the Trash bin or right-clicking and selecting “Move to Trash”.

Delete Dropbox Preferences and Settings

To remove Dropbox preferences and settings from your Mac, follow these steps:

  1. In a Finder window, click on “Go” in the menu bar at the top of the screen. A dialog box will appear.
  2. Type “~/Library/Preferences” in the dialog box and click “Go”.

    This will open the Preferences folder.

  3. Locate and delete any files starting with “com.dropbox”. You can do this by dragging them to the Trash bin or right-clicking and selecting “Move to Trash”.

Congratulations! You have successfully uninstalled Dropbox from your Mac. Make sure to restart your computer for all changes to take effect.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out.

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