How To Uninstall Dropbox From Ubuntu

How To Uninstall Dropbox From Ubuntu

Dropbox is a software used for online file storage and sharing services. It creates a Dropbox folder and brings files together in one main place. This folder will be synchronized to the Dropbox server and other devices and the same files will be kept up to date on all devices.

If you are working on Linux and for any reason, you don’t need dropbox anymore then here are the guidelines on how to uninstall dropbox from Ubuntu which will benefit you.

How To Uninstall Dropbox From Ubuntu

This depends on the package and the operating system you used during installation, therefore, certain command lines inputted into your terminal window that uninstall the desktop app.

Uninstall Dropbox Ubuntu Command Line

Method One:

Step 1: Open Computer > Search Applications > User > Share > Applications > Find Dropbox.

Alternative Command To Search For Dropbox.

Go to Terminal. Then Leave a Command “apt-cache search dropbox” in the search box.

Step 2: This is the most important Step. Go to the Preferences > Go to account in the dialogue box > select “Unlink this dropbox”.

Note: If you skip the above step then your file in the dropbox folder vanishes forever.

Step 3: Now, Again Open the Terminal and type the given command.

“sudo apt-get remove dropbox”

Step 4: Type your password (make sure you unlink the dropbox account before proceeding further)

Step 5: It will ask you to continue, then type “y” for YES. Close the terminal

Repeat step 1 to check whether the dropbox uninstalled successfully or not.

Method Two:

Step 1: Copy and Paste the following commands step by step into the terminal window.

             dropbox stop

dropbox status  # Should report “not running”

rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist

rm -rf /var/lib/dropbox

rm -rf ~/.dropbox*

sudo apt-get remove nautilus-dropbox

sudo apt-get remove dropbox

rm /etc/apt/source.d/dropbox

Step 2: Click Enter after each command.

Step 3: Don’t consider the errors, while listing these commands.

Step 4: By the last command, dropbox’s desktop app will be successfully uninstalled from the system.

Method 3:

You can also use the given command in the terminal section as mentioned in the above methods.

Sudo apt-get remove – –  purge

Sudo apt-get nautilus – dropbox

And follow the rest of the steps to uninstall dropbox from ubuntu.

Also Read: How To Uninstall Dropbox From Computer

FAQs: How To Uninstall Dropbox From Ubuntu

Q: How Do I Remove Dropbox Access From A Computer?

Follow the above mention steps. There are different procedures for different devices. In this article, we have already discussed how to uninstall or remove dropbox from a pc.

Q: How Do I Permanently Delete Dropbox?

To delete files or folders permanently on dropbox follow this process. Sign in to dropbox.com > Select All Files > Click Ellipsis (…) just beside the file name > Click Delete and Again select Delete or select the checkbox and click permanently delete.

Q: Why Is Dropbox Failing To Uninstall?

To fix “Dropbox Failed to uninstall” all you have to do is reinstall the new version of Dropbox and follow the same process as described in the article.

Q: Can You Recover Permanently Deleted Dropbox Files?

Once you delete Dropbox files or folders permanently it is difficult to restore. The file recovery period will depend on the Dropbox Subscription plan. Dropbox Basic, Dropbox Family, and Dropbox Plus accounts have 30 days recovery period whereas Dropbox Business and Dropbox Premium accounts have 180 days recovery period.

How To Uninstall Dropbox From Ubuntu

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