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Install MATLAB Drive Connector

MATLAB® Drive™ Connector provides an easy method for managing your MATLAB Drive files on your local computer. With the Connector, files are synchronized automatically between MATLAB Drive online and your local MATLAB Drive when you have the Connector running.

Step 1. Start Connector Installer

To start MATLAB Drive Connector installation, select the installer from within MATLAB or using the web download.


When you select a location for your MATLAB Drive folder, you cannot select a location on a network drive. Network locations do not sync correctly.

From Within MATLAB

From within MATLAB, click the MATLAB Drive button to start the Connector installer.

If the MATLAB Drive button is not visible on your toolbar, follow these steps to enable it:

  1. Go to Preferences > MATLAB > Toolbars.

  2. At the Toolbar field, select Current Folder from the drop down menu.

  3. Check Access MATLAB Drive files on this computer to enable this field.

  4. Click Apply, and then click OK to exit.

Using Web Download

This workflow does not require you to install MATLAB.

  • Go to the Connector download page.

  • To download and run the Connector installer, select Install for Windows, Install for Mac, or Install for Linux.

Step 2. Set Up Connector

When installation is complete, confirm or change your MATLAB Drive settings.

  • To change any of your selections, click Back.

  • To complete setup and synchronize your MATLAB Drive files between your computers and online accounts, click Finish.

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

Uninstall MATLAB Drive Connector

Operating SystemInstructions
  1. Exit MATLAB Drive Connector.

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

  1. Exit MATLAB Drive Connector.

  2. Open a Terminal window.

  3. Navigate to the MATLAB Drive Connector installation folder:

    cd ~/Library/Application Support/MathWorks/MATLABConnector/v<VERSION>

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

  4. Uninstall the Connector:

    1. Run the uninstaller:


      IDENTIFIER is a random string MATLAB Drive Connector generated at installation to identify your computer.

    2. Remove the app:

      rm -fr <IDENTIFIER>.app
  1. Exit MATLAB Drive Connector.

  2. In your system file explorer, navigate to ~/.MATLABConnector/v<VERSION>/<HOSTNAME>/bin/glnxa64.

    Where VERSION is the MATLAB Drive Connector version, which you can find under Settings in the Connector. HOSTNAME is the computer host name.

  3. Run mlcpreuninstall from that location.

  4. In your system file explorer, navigate to ~/.MATLABConnector/v<VERSION> and delete <HOSTNAME>.

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