Can't remove Dropbox help

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  1. mikrovioslive macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    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.
     
  4. Andrew John, Aug 25, 2015
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    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.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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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.
     
  6. ComputerHacker macrumors newbie

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    OP said that that didn't work I was just giving other options. Other then delete all the files manually.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  8. ComputerHacker macrumors newbie

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    My bad wasn't paying attention.
     

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