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I'm trying to uninstall the CLI version of Dropbox, but so far I have been unable to find any documentation anywhere as to how to accomplish this, except for the following (from this forum post).

Remove file /etc/rc.d/init.d/dropbox
Remove file ~/dropbox.py
Remove directory and all files within ~/.dropbox-dist
Remove directory and all files within ~/.dropbox

I assumed I could skip the first step as I only ever manually started Dropbox—was I wrong? Anyway, I've successfully removed all of those folders/files, but when trying to delete the actual synced content contained in the ~/Dropbox folder, I get permission denied errors.

It seems that certain files within this folder are owned by a user named ph, and therefore I don't have permission to delete them.

What is this user, and how can I get rid of the remaining files?

asked 13 Aug '12, 01:34

Mark Bell
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Submit a support ticket so we can look at your account directly. The 'ph' user is a special system user and can not be removed, we can adjust permissions or remove files in your home directory based on need.

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answered 13 Aug '12, 01:50

johns ♦♦
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Ok, thanks, I've submitted a ticket. Just out of curiosity, any clues as to how this happened? If I install again in future I'd like to avoid the same issue.

(13 Aug '12, 02:00) Mark Bell
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