odrive

The odrive Developer Hub

Welcome to the odrive developer hub. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with odrive as quickly as possible, as well as support if you get stuck. Let's jump right in!

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Setup Your odrive

INSTALL DESKTOP SYNC

Install desktop sync to directly access odrive files on your computer. The application will create an odrive folder that stays automatically synchronized with your odrive account.

odrive is a folder found in your /user root

Download and run installer:

Full Desktop Sync Client:
odrive Sync - Mac
odrive Sync - Windows

Command Line Agent:
odrive Sync Agent - Linux, Windows, and Mac

Desktop sync requires Windows 7+ or Mac OS 10.10+

USING WINDOWS SYNC

From your file system, you can browse and open odrive files like you do normal files and folders. When you want to manage your account, you open the odrive tray menu. When you want to kick off an action on a file or folder, you right-click on the file or folder.

For any file and folder, you can “right click” on it.

Right-click on any folder, in or out of odrive,<br> to reveal odrive options that can be performed on that folder

The right-click menu dynamically changes depending on whether it’s a file or folder; and whether it’s a placeholder or the actual file/folder.

The odrive menu is located in your system tray.

odrive Windows tray is located in the bottom right task bar

The tray menu will also enable you to manage global settings and sync control, as well as open odrive on the Desktop or on the Web.

USING MAC SYNC

From your file system, you can browse and open odrive files like you do normal files and folders. When you want to manage your account, you open the odrive tray menu. When you want to kick off an action on a file or folder, you right-click on the file or folder.

For any file and folder, you can “right click” on it.

Right-click any folder in your finder to reveal odrive options

The right-click menu dynamically changes depending on whether it’s a file or folder; and whether it’s a placeholder or the actual file/folder.

The odrive menu is located in your system tray.

The odrive Mac system tray is in the upper right corner

The tray menu will also enable you to manage global settings and sync control, as well as open odrive on the Desktop or on the Web.

LINK YOUR STORAGE

After you link all your clouds, apps and storage to odrive, they will appear as individual folders in your file system. You will not have to enter account credentials again to access that storage with odrive.

From your system tray menu, click on "Manage Links".

Manage links is located in your odrive system tray

It will take you to your "My odrive" webpage, where you see the storage and links you have previously authenticated. To link more, click on the "+":

Add more links by finding 'Get more links'

Select what you want to link and authorize the new storage. You will then see that newly added storage in "My odrive" and in your odrive desktop.

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LINK MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS FROM THE SAME SERVICE

odrive makes it easy to link multiple accounts from the same service (e.g. multiple Dropbox or Google accounts) so that they are always available from one place. You no longer need to log out of one account to access another account.

From your system tray menu, click on "Manage Links".

Find manage links in your system tray

To link more, click on the "+ Get more links":

Select '+ Get More Links' to add more

Keep selecting the same service link for every account of that service you have. You will then see every newly added storage in "My odrive".

View of multiple Google Drives linked

You can then rename your links to avoid mixing them up on your desktop.

Rename your links to differentiate them

We do not limit how many storage accounts you link, even if they are from the same service.

Why link multiple accounts? Read our Medium article.

MOVE ODRIVE FOLDER TO ANOTHER VOLUME

Upon installation, odrive is mapped to a default drive location, e.g. C:/ drive (Win) or /user/ (Mac), but you may want to move it to another location (e.g. D:/ drive or an external hard drive that is plugged in) to target a larger storage.

From the odrive tray menu, select "Move odrive folder". Then browse to the new location you want.

Select Move odrive from your tray

A new, unsynced odrive folder will be created and will be your active odrive folder moving forward. An old odrive folder will remain where it is in your root (this can serve to be a useful backup).

IMPORTANT NOTE
Moving the odrive folder to an external volume (external drive, sd card, network mount) is an unsupported configuration. This type of setup can lead to unanticipated behavior or poor performance.

ACCESS ODRIVE FROM THE WEB

Although you can access odrive from the web, it is missing the main benefits of sync that you get from the desktop. If you are actively working with files, we recommend that you use the desktop sync app, but using the web for access when you are remote is a useful alternative in a pinch.

From your desktop, you can open the odrive web client via the odrive tray menu by selecting "Manage links".

Select manage links

You are taken to your account main page. We refer to it as your "My odrive" page. It gives you a full view of all your odrive links and gives you access to your files.

View of multiple Google Drives linked

You can browse and view all your files in a thumbnail list or a full gallery view.

Browse and view all your files online

You can download and upload files.

Download your files from online

You can share a link to any file or folder.

Share files and folders from online

Setup Your odrive