Dropbox In Finder Sidebar

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Go to Finder Preferences Sidebar and put a checkmark next to all the things you want to show up in your favorites Go to Finder and open a new Finder Window (Command + N) In the window’s sidebar, place and hold your cursor on the word Favorites Tap the word Show, and all your favorites should show up!

Want to remove Dropbox but Dropbox failed to uninstall? This post will offer you some useful methods to help you fix “Dropbox failed to uninstall” on both Mac and Windows computer.

  • 1) With Finder open, select Finder Preferences from your menu bar. 2) Click the Sidebar tab. For each section; Favorites, iCloud, Locations, and Tags, check those items that you want to see in the Sidebar. Then, close the Finder Preferences window and you’ll see your updated Sidebar immediately.
  • Once linked, Path Finder offers the same menu items offered by Apple's Finder (when Dropbox application is installed): Share Dropbox Link, View on Dropbox.com, View Previous Versions (for files only) and Share Dropbox Folder (for folders only). Path Finder puts NOTHING in its Sidebar. The Dropbox application does it on installation and Path.

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Q: Unable to uninstall Dropbox. I’ve been running Dropbox on two computers and my Android phone. I’m finding that Dropbox is causing problems on my main laptop which uses Windows 7. In trying to uninstall I ran into an NSIS error message “error launching uninstall.” Can anyone tell me how to fix this? I can’t find anything about uninstalls.

—A user from Microsoft community

If you have the same problem as the user above that Dropbox failed to uninstall on your computer, don’t worry, the following methods will help you walk through this issue easily and quickly.

How To Show Dropbox In Finder Sidebar

How to Fix “Dropbox Failed to Uninstall”

Here are some methods collected online you can have a try to fix the issue of “unable to uninstall Dropbox”. Hope one of them can help you address it in soon.

For Windows users:

Method 1: Reinstall and uninstall it again

1. Download the offline installer of our Dropbox app.

2. Double-click the downloaded file.

3. After the install completes, click the Dropbox icon in the system tray.

4. Click the gear icon.

5. Click Quit Dropbox.

6. Try to uninstall Dropbox again.

Method 2: Manually uninstall it

1. Open Windows File Explorer.

2. Copy and paste “%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%” into the address bar, then press Enter.

3. In “Program Files,” open the “Dropbox” folder, then open the “Client” folder.

4. In “Client,” you’ll see a file named DropboxUninstaller.exe. Double-click this file to run the uninstaller.

Method 3: Running the uninstaller as an Administrator.

1. Right-click DropboxUninstaller.exe.

2. Choose Run as Administrator.

3. Enter the computer administrator username and password when prompted.

4. Follow the steps in the uninstaller.

For Mac users:

Method 1: Uninstall Dropbox in Finder


1. Unlink your Mac from Dropbox account: Click the Dropbox icon in the menu bar > Preference > Account > Unlink the Dropbox.

2. Open Activity Monitor (search for it with Spotlight if you don’t know how to open it) > Force quit Dropbox.

3. Open Finder > Choose Applications in the sidebar > Drag and drop Dropbox to the Trash and then empty the trash.

4. Find Dropbox folder in your Mac and right click to move the folder to Trash

5. Press Shift + Command + G to open “Go to the folder” window. Type in /Library and enter to locate Library folder. Then, find the Dropbox Helper Tools folder and remove it.

After completing the steps above, you can uninstall Dropbox app from your Mac, but the leftover like application caches and logs will remain on your computer. If you want to delete them to free up space, you can make it with steps:

1. “Go to the Folder” window, type in ~/.dropbox and click return key.

2. Select all files in the folder and delete them.

Method 2: Uninstall Dropbox by Using MacClean

There is a professional app uninstaller for MacBook/iMac/Mac Mini called MacClean, which can help you uninstall unwanted Mac apps without effort. Besides, it also can help you remove app junk files like application caches, logs, or preference to free up the storage space on your Mac. It can quickly scan your Mac to locate the app and its leftover files, which allows you to remove any app you no longer need without completed steps.

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to fix “Dropbox failed to uninstall”, hope above methods is helpful for you. If they work, let me know by leaving your comments. If you have a better solution, welcome to share with us in the comment section.

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Go directly to the Dropbox folder’s default location

By default, the Dropbox folder is located in your user folder on your computer’s hard drive. To go straight to the Dropbox folder’s default location, follow the instructions for your operating system below:

Dropbox In Finder Sidebar


  1. Open a terminal and type cd ~/Dropbox.


  1. Open Finder and select Go to folder... from the Go menu.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, type ~/Dropbox/ and then press the return key.


  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Type %HOMEPATH%/Dropbox into the address bar.

Note: If you’ve connected a personal and work Dropbox account, you'll need to specify which Dropbox folder you're trying to reach. For example:

  • ~/Dropbox (Personal)
  • ~/Dropbox (Acme Inc)

Create a shortcut to the Dropbox folder on your computer

For easier access to the Dropbox folder on your computer, you can create a shortcut. To do so:

  1. Go directly to the Dropbox folder’s location.
  2. Right-click the Dropbox folder.
  3. Click Make Alias (or Make Link on Linux).

Dropbox In Sidebar Mac

Your shortcut will appear with alias appended to the name of the file. You can move the shortcut to the location you’d like to store it in.