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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Getting Started


odrive uses OAuth with the most popular services to allow extremely simple, seamless signup, login, and linking of your storage. There are no additional usernames or passwords to keep track of and odrive never sees your credentials.

Click here to create an odrive account

odrive supports OAuth with Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and Dropbox

Choose an appropriate service to use for signup and login to your odrive account.
Click here to create an odrive account now!


In this example I've used Google to signup and odrive has automatically linked my Google Drive storage. From here you can use the web client to browse (detailed listing or gallery view), upload, download, share, rename, and delete your linked data. (Learn more here)

odrive supports over 20 additional storage types, so make sure you link the rest of your storage to get access to everything in one place!

Click '+ Link Storage' underneath your existing links on the main web client page.

Link as many storage accounts as you like, including multiple accounts of the same type!


Even though the web client is an powerful tool on its own, odrive really shines once you start using the desktop client and agents.

Download and install the appropriate client from the links at the bottom of the main web client page. There is no limit on the number of clients you can install.

Click on the link at the bottom of the web client to download the desktop clients.
Click here to do that now!


The odrive desktop clients provide advanced sync capabilities utilizing a progressive sync engine and placeholder technology.

Once you have the client installed you can immediately browse and sync all of your storage.

Browsing on Windows, MacOS, and Linux

Placeholder files represent your files (.cloud) and folders (.cloudf) in the cloud, but do not take up any local disk space.

A placeholder file on Windows, MacOS, and Linux

Interacting with placeholder files within Finder and Explorer works the same way as any normal file. Just double-click to browse or open. Files and folders will be synced, on demand, based on your interactions.

New files that are added or existing files that are updated are automatically synced to the cloud.

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