How To Delete Dropbox Account?

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Written By Alpha J. McElroy

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If you’ve decided that you no longer want to use Dropbox, here’s how to delete Dropbox account. Keep in mind that deleting your account is a permanent action and cannot be undone. Once your account is deleted, all of your files will be permanently removed from our servers.

Why You Might Want To Know How To Delete Dropbox Account?

If you’re no longer using Dropbox or you’re interested in trying a different service, you may want to delete your account. In this article, we’ll show you how to delete your Dropbox account[1].

Before deleting your account, we recommend that you:

  • Back up any files you want to keep.
  • Remove any connected devices.
  • Uninstall the Dropbox desktop app.

Once you’ve taken these steps, you can delete your account by visiting the Delete Account page. Keep in mind that once you delete your account, all of your files will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered.

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Step 1: How To Deactivate Your Account

Deactivating your Dropbox account is a pretty simple process. Just follow these steps and you’ll be on your way:

1. Log into your account and go to the Account tab.

2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Deactivate this Dropbox” under Account Actions.

3. Enter your password when prompted and click “Continue.”

4. Select a reason for deactivating from the drop-down menu and click “Continue.”

5. You’ll be given one last chance to change your mind- if you’re sure you want to deactivate, click “Yes, deactivate my account.”

6. Your account will now be deactivated and you’ll no longer have access to your files!

Step 2: How To Delete Your Account

If you’re no longer interested in using Dropbox, you can delete your account at any time. Here’s how:

1. Sign in to with your email and password.

2. Click your name at the top of the screen, then click Settings.

3. Under “Account,” click the link that says, “I want to delete my Dropbox account.”

4. Read over the information on the next page, then enter your password again to confirm that you want to delete your account.

5. Click “Delete Account.” Once you do this, all of your files will be permanently deleted from our servers within 30 days—so if you change your mind, be sure to sign back in within that time period to retrieve them!

Step 3: What Happens When You Delete Your Dropbox Account?

When you delete your Dropbox account, all of the files in your account are permanently deleted. This includes any files you have stored in your Dropbox, as well as any files you have shared with others. If you have a paid Dropbox account, your subscription will be automatically canceled and you will not be charged for any further months.

Other Options For Managing Your Files

When you delete your Dropbox account, all of your files are deleted from our servers. However, you may be able to retrieve your files from the trash if you accidentally deleted your account or if you changed your mind within 30 days of deleting your account.

There are other options for managing your files besides Dropbox. One option is Google Drive. With Google Drive, you can store and share files with others. Another option is iCloud. iCloud is a cloud storage service from Apple. It lets you store photos, videos, documents, and music on your devices and access them from any device with an Internet connection.

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When you’re ready to say goodbye to Dropbox, the process is pretty straightforward. Just log into your account on the Dropbox website, click your profile picture or icon in the upper-right corner, and select “Settings.” On the Settings page, scroll down to the bottom and click “Deactivate account.” You’ll be asked to enter your password again for confirmation. Once you do that, your account will be deactivated immediately.

If you change your mind about deleting your account, or if you need to reactivate it for some reason, just log back in within 30 days of deactivation and follow the same steps above. Your files won’t have been deleted, and you can continue using Dropbox as usual.