How do I uninstall odrive?



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Windows :

  1. Exit odrive
  2. Uninstall odrive using the standard windows uninstall method (add/remove programs).

The default odrive folder will be renamed to odrive_backup_[current date and time] as a backup.

Please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Exit odrive.

  2. Open a terminal session (type “terminal” in Spotlight search):

  3. Run the following command in the terminal session (copy & paste the entire thing into terminal and hit the Enter key):

cd "$HOME" && rm -r ".odrive" && killall Finder;mv "odrive" "odrive_$(date +%Y-%m-%d:%H:%M:%S)";cd "/Applications" && sudo rm -r "";cd "/Library/Application Support" && if [ -d "odrive" ]; then sudo rm -r "odrive"; fi; cd "$HOME";

This will:

  • delete ~/.odrive program folder
  • restart Finder
  • rename the default odrive folder in your home folder, if it exists, to odrive_[current date and time]. You will find this in the root of your home folder.
  • delete /Applications/
  • delete /Library/Application Support/odrive (This is a legacy folder and may not exist on your system).

The command will ask for your password as part of cleanup. This is to ensure that proper permissions are available when removing the odrive folders from /Applications and /Library/Application Support

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Linux instructions would be nice too. Is it really just deleting folders?


Hi @p_ingram3541,
For Agent, as you said, it is just a matter of removing the folders you made during install, if you were installing using the usage guide instructions here:

Those folders will be:
[User Home Folder]/.odrive-agent
[User Home Folder]/odrive-agent-mount


Thanks for the clarification Tony. I figured out my issue was installing partially as su which was resulting in never seeing any .cloudf folders to sync. Once I changed the location of the sync folder (under my daily driver user) everything is working.


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This worked for me. But it also created a folder with quotes in the same directory as Applications, Library, etc. And the path looks like this:

The timestamp when I ran the command matches with the folder creation.

Is this normal? Do I need this folder?



Hi @digiform,
Can you post a picture of what you are seeing?
What is inside of that folder?

The script doesn’t create any folders and renames only one (the odrive folder). It is not expected that a folder like you describe is created.

The script actually tries to be as precise and safe as possible, which is why the && are used, and there are no slashes, wildcards, or environment variables used within the remove or move actions.


Hey Tony —

I followed these directions but get an error in Terminal:



Hi @lee3,
That error is okay. Newer versions of the application do not have that folder.