How to Uninstall Google Drive for your Mac/PC

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Uninstall Google Drive for your Mac/PC

  • You can remove Google Drive for your Mac/PC and turn syncing off from your computer by uninstalling the application.


  1. Click the Google Drive icon (usually in the bottom right task bar).
  2. Click the Options icon at the top right.
  3. Click Preferences >Disconnect account.
  4. Open the Start menu.
  5. Select Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Google Drive.
  6. Click Uninstall.


  1. Click the Google Drive icon (usually in the top of your Mac desktop right bar).
  2. Click More > Preferences.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Disconnect account.
  5. Quit the Google Drive application by opening the Google Drive menu and selecting Quit.
  6. Open the Applications folder.
  7. Drag Google Drive to the trash (on your Dock).
  8. You can purge your trash by right-clicking the trash and selecting Empty Trash.

Deleting the Google Drive folder

  • After you uninstall the application, you can delete the Google Drive folder from your computer without deleting anything in your Google Drive on the web.
  • The Google Drive folder – including the files and folders it contains – will remain on your computer unless you delete it.

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