Uninstall Google Drive

Steps to uninstall the Google Drive for desktop application from your Windows PC or Mac.

You can uninstall the Google Drive for your Mac/PC application without disrupting your online account. This process uninstalls the application from your computer and disables syncing for this particular device, but leaves your Google Drive folder on your computer until you remove it.

Steps to uninstall Google Drive for desktop

Windows
  1. Click the Google Drive icon in your system tray.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. When the Google Drive Preferences window opens, choose Disconnect account.
  4. Go to your PC's Start menu, and select Control Panel.
  5. Then, select Programs, followed by Programs and Features.
  6. Select Google Drive, and then click Uninstall.
Mac
  1. Click the Google Drive icon, which you’ll find in your computer's menubar at the top of the screen.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Preferences.
  3. When the Google Drive Preferences window opens, choose Disconnect account.
  4. After you've confirmed disconnecting your account, open the Applications folder and move the Google Drive icon to your trash.

After you've uninstalled Google Drive for your Mac/PC, the Google Drive folder – including the files and folders it contains – will remain on your computer. At this point, you can delete your Google Drive folder and its contents without deleting anything in your Google Drive on the web.