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03/03/2019
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iDrive icon

If you are using iDrive and for some reason now want to switch to another cloud storage, this article is for you. Most users have a problem when they are trying to remove the app. So just read on to learn how to uninstall iDrive for Mac completely and safely.

Contents:

  1. Uninstall iDrive manually.
  2. Uninstall iDrive with the uninstaller application.

Uninstall iDrive Manually

There are several ways to uninstall applications on Mac. Most programs provide their own uninstaller tools so that it is possible to remove an app completely in several clicks. However, iDrive doesn’t have its own uninstaller, so you would need to remove it manually and search for its leftovers, also manually. Let’s follow the step-by-step guide.

  1. First, you need to quit iDrive. For this go to Menu Bar → click the iDrive icon → select Quit iDrive Monitor.
  2. Quit iDrive Monitor menu command is selected

    Please note, when you quit iDrive, its agents remain running in the background. Later they may create some residual files when you are trying to remove the app. So it is highly important to close all running processes related to the app with the help of Activity Monitor.
  3. Open Activity Monitor → select iDrive Daemon there → click the “close” icon in the top-left corner → and then reboot your Mac.
  4. iDrive Daemon selected in Activity Monitor

  5. Now you are ready to remove the app. Go to the Application folder in the Finder, find iDrive and delete it with the context menu, or drag and drop it to the Trash.
  6. Move to Trash menu command selected for iDrive

  7. After this, it is important to remove all service files which were created by the application on your Mac. For this, go to the Library folder and find the leftovers of iDrive in the following subfolders:

    • ~/Library/Application Support/iDriveforMac
    • iDrive Application Support folder in Finder window

    • ~/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.prosoftnet.idrivedaemon.plist
    • iDrive LaunchDaemons in Finder window

    • ~/Library/Preferences/com.prosoftnet.iDrive.plist
  8. Then reboot your Mac. The iDrive application should be uninstalled completely. However, we recommend that you check your Mac for its leftovers once again and remove whatever files you find. You can use a free tool Funter to find all files related to the app and even hidden files.

    Funter icon

  9. Search results for iDrive in Funter window


Uninstall iDrive with App Cleaner & Uninstaller

This time we promise to tell you how to uninstall iDrive quickly with just a few clicks. It is available with App Cleaner & Uninstaller.

  1. Please note, before removing iDrive with an uninstaller tool, you also should quit iDrive and close all its running processes.
  2. After Mac rebooting launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller, check if the “Search Service Files in System folders” option is enabled. Go to Menu bar —> click App Cleaner & Uninstaller —> Preferences —> tick the checkbox near Display System Applications.
  3. App Cleaner & Uninstaller Preferences with Display System Applications option highlighted

  4. Rescan applications: in the Menu Bar click FileRescan.
  5. Rescan applications command in App Cleaner & Uninstaller

  6. In the Applications tab, find iDrive, select it and click to Remove.
  7. App Cleaner & Uninstaller window showing iDrive app selected for removal
    After these steps, the app also will be uninstalled completely.

Those users who have already removed the executable file of iDrive manually, should check the Startup Programs, Extensions and Remaining Files tabs, where you will find all leftovers of the iDrive. Select and remove them.

App Cleaner & Uninstaller window showing iDrive startup program

App Cleaner & Uninstaller window showing iDrive remaining files


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