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mikrovioslive

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Hello.. I install Dropbox on my iMac Yosemite .. I don't like it an I want to delete it.. But I can't.. There is a message : can't delete because there is open.. Wtf.? I logout I quit ... No.
I find some help on Google ps ~/Library, But looks like there is no.. No Dropbox in Library. Only in ~/.dropbox <<--- I delete it here but it comes back.. Please an step by step to remove it.. Thanx
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Hello.. I install Dropbox on my iMac Yosemite .. I don't like it an I want to delete it.. But I can't.. There is a message : can't delete because there is open.. Wtf.? I logout I quit ... No.
I find some help on Google ps ~/Library, But looks like there is no.. No Dropbox in Library. Only in ~/.dropbox <<--- I delete it here but it comes back.. Please an step by step to remove it.. Thanx

The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
 

Weaselboy

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Hello.. I install Dropbox on my iMac Yosemite .. I don't like it an I want to delete it.. But I can't.. There is a message : can't delete because there is open.. Wtf.? I logout I quit ... No.
I find some help on Google ps ~/Library, But looks like there is no.. No Dropbox in Library. Only in ~/.dropbox <<--- I delete it here but it comes back.. Please an step by step to remove it.. Thanx

Reboot and hold the shift key at startup to boot to safe mode. That will prevent the Dropbox app from starting. Then follow this step by step to uninstall Dropbox. Restart afterwards.
 
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Andrew John

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Aug 25, 2015
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Hello.. I install Dropbox on my iMac Yosemite .. I don't like it an I want to delete it.. But I can't.. There is a message : can't delete because there is open.. Wtf.? I logout I quit ... No.
I find some help on Google ps ~/Library, But looks like there is no.. No Dropbox in Library. Only in ~/.dropbox <<--- I delete it here but it comes back.. Please an step by step to remove it.. Thanx

Simple! Follow this: FINDER-APPLICATIONS-UTILITIES FOLDER-ACTIVITY MONITOR. Next, highlight Dropbox and close using the little X at the top left side of the box. This will close the application and allows you to delete it from your applications.
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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If you elect to use such apps, be aware that in most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this and this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.
 

ComputerHacker

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Aug 27, 2015
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If you elect to use such apps, be aware that in most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this and this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.
OP said that that didn't work I was just giving other options. Other then delete all the files manually.
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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OP said that that didn't work I was just giving other options. Other then delete all the files manually.
No, the OP did not say it didn't work. The OP never responded, and has not posted since they started this thread 6 months ago. The method in post #2 is more effective than using any app.
 
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