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There are two ways to Remove Dropbox from Mac. You can do it manually or use a special utility App Cleaner & Uninstaller.


  1. How to uninstall Dropbox manually.
  2. How to uninstall Dropbox Using App Cleaner & Uninstaller.

Uninstall Dropbox manually

  1. Quit the Dropbox (click on its icon in the Menu bar, go to Settings, and then quit).Settings context menu of Dropbox application
  2. Remove the app from the Application folder to the Trash
  3. After that, your folder with all files still remains on your hard drive, you can also trash it.

So say Dropbox website, yet in reality, this method is not working. If you do this when you attempt to uninstall the application, the system tells you that it’s impossible as app bound to the application account.

Dropbox can't be moved to Trash - notification window

Even after you unbind the account and delete the folder with the files of your Dropbox storage, it still will not be removed. The situation with Google Drive app for Mac is absolutely the same.

Uninstall Dropbox using App Cleaner & Uninstaller

Luckily, there is a special software App Cleaner & Uninstaller which allows you to remove Dropbox. For this purpose, all you need to do is:

  1. Quit the Dropbox application.
  2. Launch App Cleaner, find Dropbox in a list and remove.Dropbox application and its service files in App Cleaner & Uninstaller window

After that, the application data is completely deleted from your Mac. If you are afraid to lose any sensitive file, it is in vain. The services is cloud-based and all your data will be restored if you want to re-install Dropbox.

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