How To Delete Dropbox Account The Hassle-Free Way

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How To Delete Dropbox Account The Hassle-Free Way

Cloud storage offers a better option for keeping your files and efficient backups if something happens with your hard drive or mobile device. Besides, in this era of remote collaboration, you need a way to share and work on files in a team. Undoubtedly, similar to Google and Amazon, Dropbox has established itself as the go-to cloud storage for thousands of people. However, even with such a humongous reputation, there comes a time when you may want to  altogether.

While the company provides official ways of accomplishing the same, it's not always easy, especially if you have forgotten your account login password. Luckily, DoNotPay can help you delete a Dropbox account straightforwardly if you can't recover the password or need an effortless method.

Why You Might Want to Delete Your Dropbox Account

You cannot underestimate the risk of keeping online accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, or Yahoo, that you aren't actively using. These old, forgotten accounts are targets for criminals seeking to steal your data for identity theft and other fraudulent activities. Therefore, although Dropbox can delete your account automatically if you leave it for 12 months straight without activity, deleting unwanted accounts ASAP is crucial.

Here are some reasons people :

  • Not planning to use the account anymore but don't want to leave it as a loophole for potential future data breaches.
  • Left or changed companies, and you no longer want to be part of your former organization's Dropbox business team.
  • Have two or multiple Dropbox accounts, but you want to keep only one for easy organization and monitoring.
  • Their account has been compromised, hence locked out from accessing it.

How to Delete My Dropbox Account

To permanently delete your Dropbox account, you'll be required to:

  • Remember the email address and password you used to sign up with so that you can gain access to your user dashboard.
  • If your current subscription is Dropbox Family, Plus, or Professional, you'll need to cancel the subscription to a downgraded one (Dropbox Basic) before deleting it. It is to avoid getting charged even after you delete your account. If you need help canceling, DoNotPay's Manage Subscriptions product got you covered.

To delete your account, follow the following steps:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Locate and click the avatar or profile picture in the upper right corner.
  3. Under General, choose Delete Account.

After this, the company will initiate the removal of your files from the cloud servers within 30 days. It's good to note that this action is irreversible.

Also, you can't delete your Dropbox account from their desktop or mobile application. You must use the web browser website to complete the actions. DoNotPay is another effective third-party solution that can help even if you don't remember the password.

How to Delete a Dropbox Account on Your Own

When you try to delete a Dropbox account on your own, you may find yourself spending a lot of time and only finding frustration. There are a few methods that you try, such as:

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What Happens When You Delete a Dropbox Account?

It is crucial to note because once you click that "Delete account" button, the following will happen:

  • You're signed out of all connected devices, including desktop and mobile apps. Syncing across devices also stops.
  • You can no longer access your account.
  • All your data and files in the Dropbox servers are deleted.
  • You'll still be able to access the files you downloaded or kept in the Dropbox folder on your PC before account deletion.
  • Files you shared in the shared folder(s) will still be available to the other members. However, you can neither access nor edit them.

Remember always to download files you want to keep before deleting Dropbox. You can do this by signing in to your Dropbox account, then selecting all the files and folders you wish to keep before clicking the Download button.

Issues You Might Encounter When Trying to Delete a Dropbox Account

Some issues many people encounter include:

  • I can't remember my Dropbox password. Try to reset your password. If you can't access the email for various reasons, contact the mail provider or opt for effective options to recover or delete your account, such as DoNotPay. DoNotPay's Recover Passwords product can aid you in recovering the password before you decide to delete your account entirely.
  • If you're a member of a Dropbox Business account, you can't delete the account by yourself. Contact the team admin for them to delete your account.
  • If you're the team admin, you'll need to delegate that role to another member and ask them to remove and delete your account.

Furthermore, you should know that Dropbox will delete your account after 12 months of inactivity. However, they will notify you at the end of the 12 months and give you a chance to make your account active, after which they will automatically delete it after 90 days if you don't take any action.

Deleting Your Dropbox Account Made Easier by DoNotPay

With DoNotPay, deleting your Dropbox account is easier than you might assume. If you want to delete old accounts but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 7 easy steps:

  1. Go to Delete Old Accounts product on DoNotPay.


  2. Select the type of account you are trying to delete, such as email, streaming service, social media, gaming, eCommerce, and more.


  3. Tell us more about your account, including usernames and associated emails / phone numbers.


  4. Help us verify your account ownership by entering the date you first created the account, when you last logged in, any payment methods saved under the account, etc.


  5. Upload photographic evidence if you have any that can help prove your account ownership.


  6. Enter any last known or previously used passwords.


  7. Enter your contact information and submit the task!


And that's it! DoNotPay will submit a demand letter to the service provider on your behalf, verifying your account ownership and requesting that your account be deleted. We'll also ask for all of your data associated with the account to be deleted under the rights granted to you through data privacy regulations. You should hear back from them directly via email for more updates regarding your issue if they have any further questions or concerns.

We Work Across All Entities

Apart from Dropbox, we can help you delete other accounts no matter the company, including PayPal, Uber, Venmo, eHarmony, AOL, etc.

Additionally, we're a fully-fledged, committed, and efficient service delivery company in other areas that matter most to you. Using DoNotPay, you can:

  1. Manage your bills
  2. Get rid of spam emails and text spam
  3. Verify online services without your actual phone number
  4. Complain against organizations and companies
  5. Claim free trials without using a real credit card

Learn more and get in touch anytime when you need help!

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