Uninstall dropbox from Ubuntu Server

On the desktop (either on Windows and Ubuntu/Linux) it’s easy to install Dropbox and remove it as well. Lately I installed Dropbox on Ubuntu Server, where there is no GUI and no integration with Nautilus. I followed this guide to install and set it as a service on boot. However the same guide(s) does not explain how to properly remove it and I couldn’t find that info on Askubuntu in a quick search.

1. Stop the service:

/etc/init.d/dropbox stop

2. Remove it from startup services:

sudo update-rc.d -f dropbox remove

3. Remove the daemon script:

sudo rm /etc/init.d/dropbox

4. Remove the remnants from your home directory:

cd ~
rm -r .dropbox*
rm -r Dropbox

That should be it 🙂


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