Uninstall Google Drive

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

Uninstall Google Drive for desktop

Windows
  1. Click the Google Drive icon google drive desktop icon, usually found in the taskbar in the bottom right of your desktop screen.
  2. Click the overflow icon in the top right .
  3. Select Preferences.
  4. When the Google Drive Preferences window opens, choose Disconnect account.
  5. Go to your PC's Start menu, and select Control Panel.
  6. Then, select Programs, followed by Programs and Features.
  7. Select Google Drive, and then click Uninstall.
Mac
  1. Click the Google Drive icon google drive desktop icon, usually found in the menu bar in the top right of your desktop screen.
  2. Click the overflow icon in the top right .
  3. Select Preferences.
  4. When the Google Drive Preferences window opens, choose Disconnect account.
  5. 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.

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