Dropbox Failed to Uninstall Error: How to Uninstall It?

You must all know the Dropbox desktop app, which helps you by combining your cloud storage with Google Drive, OneDrive, and file synchronization. The app is helpful when it comes to handling your workspace. But it does give you a bit of a headache because it stops suddenly, and when you try to uninstall it, an issue comes up saying, “Dropbox failed to uninstall.”

Generally, users are getting the error when they attempt to uninstall Dropbox, but most of the time, they notice this issue when they download Dropbox, and it refuses to start after getting installed. If you’re one of them, then keep reading to know how you can manage to uninstall your Dropbox without facing any problems.


Reasons for issues that occur when you try to uninstall your Dropbox:

The problem may be arising due to-

  • Any kind of connection error between your system and the Dropbox cloud server.
  • Registry error didn’t allow full control of the local user.
  • Chances of the existence of a corrupted file in your Dropbox.

Solutions to completely uninstall Dropbox from your Windows computer:

  1. Try to uninstall Dropbox using the traditional way:

  • Keep it in mind to stop all the running programs.
  • For Windows 10 users, you must right-click on the Windows icon to open Programs and features.
  • Choose Dropbox from the listed applications and click on the uninstall button.
  • After the uninstalling is finished, click on Close.
  • Restart your system and log into it again as an administrator. Then, go to your computer’s search bar and search for regedit.
  • You can now access the Registry Editor and clear Dropbox’s registries.
  • Locate the folder the program has installed before, and delete everything.

If the error is still happening, then follow the next solution.

  1. Removal of your system from the Dropbox web server:

  • From your default browser, you have to go to this link (https://www.dropbox.com/login)
  • Sign in with the same account that you’re using locally.
  • After that, click on your account icon and go to the Settings.
  • From the settings, go to the Security tab.
  • Now, you scroll through the security tab, and from the device section, you click on your computer name that is listed there, and then you must click on the ‘X’ beside it.
  • Click Unlink, then go to the file explorer to find the location where you installed Dropbox.
  • Then, right-click on exe and choose Delete.
  • Reboot your computer and see if the issue is resolved.

If you are not able to uninstall Dropbox, then follow the next guide.

  1. Granting the Registry Permission:

The problem can also be caused by an old Domain profile user. Follow these steps to solve this issue-

  • Press Windows key + R.
  • Inside the Run dialog box type Regedit and open the Registry Editor.
  • Click “Yes” and grant administrative access.
  • After you enter the Registry Editor, use the left-hand menu.
  • Go to this location (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Dropbox)
  • After you reach the correct location, choose the Permission key from under the Dropbox menu.
  • The Security Tab will open, then select the local user that you are currently using.
  • Check the Allow box to click on Full Control, click Apply to save the changes before exiting.
  • For every sub-key of Dropbox, repeat the same procedure.
  • Reboot your computer and try to uninstall Dropbox.

There are chances that you can still face the error, follow the next solution to resolve this issue.

  1. Manual Uninstall of Dropbox:

If the issue didn’t solve, then the next solution is uninstalling Dropbox using the DropboxUninstaller.exe file. A quick guide is given below you follow this to uninstall Dropbox manually-

  • Open a Run dialog box by pressing Windows key + R.
  • Type “%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%” in the search bar and click Enter so that the Program File (x86) folder is opened.
  • After entering the Program Files (×86), choose Dropbox from the listed 32-bit programs.
  • Then, you must access the Client Folder by right-clicking on the DropboxUninstaller.exe file and choose Run as Administrator. Now, open the uninstaller.
  • UAC (User Account Control) will want permission. Click “Yes” and now, you can successfully uninstall Dropbox.

Perhaps you were unsuccessful and welcomed by the error again. Follow the next tutorial in case the above solutions didn’t give you success.

  1. Remove Dropbox files manually:

If none of the above-mentioned solutions work, then there are possibilities that you have some corrupted files in your Dropbox. Keep it in mind to stop all the running programs before starting this procedure. The steps are given below to solve this issue-

  • Press Windows key + R and open the Run dialog box.
  • Type “%LOCALAPPDATA%” in the search bar and open the Local folder.
  • Double-click on the Dropbox folder, press Ctrl+A to select everything, and then choose to delete.
  • Repeat the same steps to delete the remaining Dropbox folders.
  • Restart your Windows computer and see if the issue is resolved.

Dropbox is an American based company that is used by many all over the world. It can be problematic when your files start missing and when you try to open it, it doesn’t open. Don’t panic and read through the solutions given above.

We have provided the most effective solutions to uninstall Dropbox from your hard drive. If you’re able to handle this job manually, then you can also try an uninstaller. Go through the solutions, and you will be able to uninstall Dropbox successfully. If you have any queries or feedback, please write down the comment in the below comment box.

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