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After booting up, a popup screen tells me Dropbox did not install correctly, but it is lurking somewhere. To install properly I first have to delete the incorrect install. How can I do that?

I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu.

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Try this command in a terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --purge nautilus-dropbox
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This is from Dropbox help page:

sudo apt-get remove dropbox; rm -rvf ~/.dropbox ~/.dropbox-dist
rm -rv ~/Dropbox
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Package 'dropbox' is not installed, so not removed –  endolith May 1 at 23:01

It works like this:

  1. sudo dpkg --configure -a
  2. Press Ctrl+C to before the download of Dropbox tries to do anything.
  3. Remove dropbox with sudo apt-get purge nautilus-dropbox
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why would this work better than just running sudo apt-get purge nautilus-dropbox? –  Alvar Sep 7 at 16:28

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