This post shows students and new users the steps to prevent Drobox from opening automatically every time you log into Windows 11. Drobox, a handy cloud storage that syncs your files across devices, will start automatically every time have a user log on to Windows. If you don’t use Drobox all the time and want to disable this behavior, the steps below will show you how.

When you install Dropbox on Windows 11, it automatically adds its icon to the taskbar. You can right-click the Dropbox app icon on the taskbar and close it. However, the next time you log into Windows 11 again, the Dropbox app will start again automatically.

If you don’t want the Dropbox app to start automatically every time, follow the steps below to prevent the Dropbox app from starting when you sign in.

To start disabling Dropbox from automatically starting in Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to prevent Dropbox from starting automatically in Windows 11

As mentioned above, by default, the Dropbox app will open automatically when you log into Windows. You can disable this behavior when using Windows and the steps below show you how.

With Dropbox installed, you can disable autostart through Task Manager. To do that, click on the Start button, then find Task Manager. Under Best Match, click the Task Manager app.

search task manager in windows 11

Click on the Start up tab. If you don’t see any tabs, click More details first.

windows 11 task manager more details

Then find Dropbox from the list, right-click and select Deactivate. Windows won’t open Dropbox automatically when you sign in.

disable dropbox windows 11 autostart

How to disable Dropbox autostart from the app

You can also disable Dropbox so that it doesn’t automatically launch into Windows from within the app. About him taskbar, click the upward-facing caret to show hidden app icons, then right-click the Dropbox add icon.

dropbox stop auto open windows 11

In the pop-up window that appears, click the Settings gear in the upper right, then select preferences.

Dropbox settings preferences

About him preferences window below general, uncheck the highlighted box that says: Launch Dropbox at system startup.

dropbox general home dropbox app

Click on the okay to save the settings and exit. You should do that!


In this tutorial we have seen how to disable Dropbox so that it does not start automatically every time you log into Windows. If you find any errors above or have something to add, use the comment form below.

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