Dropbox is known as the pioneer of cloud storage. It’s quite secure and user-friendly, but many alternatives offer more features and privacy. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to delete your Dropbox account and what you should consider before you do.
If you’re deleting Dropbox because the files are taking up too much space on your computer, you might want to stop syncing Dropbox with your computer. Follow these steps to unsync your files and folders:
You will lose access to your files once you delete your account, so download them first!
If you have a Dropbox folder that syncs with the cloud, you can simply go to that folder and copy the files you want to keep to your hard drive. If you don’t have a synced folder or some of the files were unsynced, then:
Before you delete your Dropbox account, you should also downgrade your subscription to avoid any renewal fees. To do so:
Unfortunately, you cannot delete your Dropbox account from the mobile app. If you want to delete Dropbox on your phone or tablet, you will still need to sign in to your account from a web browser and follow the steps described above.
Still need somewhere to store your files? Try NordLocker . It’s an encrypted cloud storage solution for your private and business data. NordLocker is an easy to use app that will protect your data from hacking, snooping, and unauthorized access of any kind. Even if someone managed to get their hands on your files, they wouldn’t be able to open them.
As an alternative to Dropbox, you could also use NordVPN's Meshnet feature to securely access files stored on remote devices. For example, you could save files on your home computer and then view them via your Meshnet connection from a smartphone or tablet.
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