Option to hide linked storage accounts and/or folders


Hello devs,

For multiple installations with the same odrive account (e.g. home PC and office PC), I would like the ability to toggle hiding of selected storage accounts and/or folders per installation.

For example: for my office PC, I don’t want personal files readily available to whomever has access to my PC.

If this feature is possible to implement, would it also be possible to require a login or a password prompt to allow the change? Otherwise, it would be easy enough for a person to find the option and toggle the folder back on.

Thanks for reading.

What's the status of the 'major release/revision'?
Delete .CLOUDF and/or .CLOUD files locally and keep them in the cloud
Password Protect Folders* or Family Plan

What if you could right-click “password lock” any placeholder folder? odrive would require a password to convert that placeholder into a folder with content.

How to choose accounts to sync for device?

Sure, that would be great!

Would it make sense to have all locked folders use the same password to unlock and be tied to the Odrive account password? When a user right-clicks a placeholder to Sync a Locked folder, they would be prompted for their Odrive password? Otherwise using a separate password for each locked folder might quickly get confusing.

Also, it would be great if there was a right-click option on the Odrive notification icon to hide entire storage accounts. This doesn’t have to be password gated (but better if it is done in the same manner as locked folders if technically feasible I think?)


Thats a cool idea guys! @peter and @glenreno


For now, as a workaround, you could use the hide file/folder function in your operative system.

If you’re using Windows, for example, it’s easy. Just double-click on the folder > Properties > Hidden.

Might not be as safe as password-protected but it’s something.


Hi Tony

One feature that I have not read about and would like to highly recommend and as a developer hope/believe should not be too hard to implement …

allow a user to turn individual accounts on/off on each device/computer. So if I have 10 linked accounts I can switch on 3 of them on one device and the other 7 will be entirely GONE from that device, no placeholders, no activity, no nothing.

I do look forward to your features going beyond the current “sync to odrive” and have high hopes that these will differentiate odrive from all other sync clients.

The mere fact that odrive is a replacement for individual proprietary sync client means that its users are already more advanced and expect advanced features.

Looking forward.


Hi @jens.uffhaus,
I moved your suggestion over to this thread for proper context and tracking.


Thanks Tony.

Any hints if there is any functionality aming at this kind of requirement coming in the next major release?

Completely switching off a linked account would prevent odrvie from having to keep track of that account on a specific device, thus saving processing, bandwidth and in the case of AWS access requests etc.


We have talked about locking as a way to facilitate this, and this is planned. Essentially a placeholder that you can’t access without a password/pin.

Would that satisfy your requirement?


Thanks Tony, that would possibly server the purpose, but a total “Switch Off” setting per linked account on a device would still help keep things de-cluttered and clean, rather than having something there and locked that should not be there at all. 1/2 a dozen or 6 of the other.I suppose.