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Install MATLAB Drive Connector

MATLAB® Drive™ Connector provides an easy way to manage your MATLAB Drive files on your local computer. With the Connector, files synchronize automatically between MATLAB Drive online and your local MATLAB Drive when you have the Connector running.

Install Instructions

To install MATLAB Drive Connector, follow these steps:

  1. Start the installer using one of these methods:

    • From within MATLAB — Click the MATLAB Drive button to start the installer.

      If you do not see the MATLAB Drive button in the Current Folder toolbar, right-click the toolbar and select Customize. Then, in the MATLAB Toolbar Preferences Controls section, select the check box for the MATLAB Drive control and select OK. MATLAB adds the button to the toolbar.

    • From the web — Go to the Connector download page and select Install for Windows, Install for Mac, or Install for Linux. Installing from the web does not require you to have MATLAB installed.

  2. Configure the location of your MATLAB Drive folder and your MATLAB Drive settings.

    Note

    Setting the location of your MATLAB Drive folder to a location on a network drive is not supported. This is because MATLAB Drive is unable to sync files and folders in a network location.

  3. Click Finish to complete setup and synchronize your MATLAB Drive files between your computers and online accounts. To change any of your selections, click Back.

When the installer finishes, MATLAB Drive is ready for use on this computer. See Access Files for instructions on accessing MATLAB Drive.

Uninstall Instructions

Operating SystemInstructions
Windows®
  1. Exit MATLAB Drive Connector.

  2. Go to the Control Panel, and select Programs > Uninstall a program.

  3. (Optional) If you are on a shared computer, clear your cached account information by deleting the ServiceHost folder. The default location for this folder is C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\MathWorks\ServiceHost.

macOS
  1. Exit MATLAB Drive Connector.

  2. Open a Terminal window.

  3. Navigate to the MATLAB Drive Connector installation folder:

    cd ~/Library/Application Support/MathWorks/ServiceHost
  4. Run the uninstaller:

    ./v<VERSION>/mci/InstallMathWorksServiceHost.app/Contents/bin/maci64/UninstallMathWorksServiceHost

    VERSION is the MATLAB Drive Connector version, which you can find under Settings in the Connector; for example, 1.8.0.8.

  5. (Optional) If you are on a shared computer, clear your cached account information by deleting the ServiceHost folder. The default location for this folder is ~/Library/Application Support/MathWorks/ServiceHost.

Linux®
  1. Exit MATLAB Drive Connector.

  2. Open a Terminal window.

  3. Navigate to the MATLAB Drive Connector installation folder:

    cd ~/.MathWorks/ServiceHost/<HOSTNAME>

    HOSTNAME is the computer host name.

  4. Run the uninstaller:

    ./v<VERSION>/mci/bin/glnxa64/UninstallMathWorksServiceHost

    VERSION is the MATLAB Drive Connector version, which you can find under Settings in the Connector; for example, 1.8.0.8.

  5. (Optional) If you are on a shared computer, clear your cached account information by deleting the ~/.MathWorks/ServiceHost/<HOSTNAME> folder.

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