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Start and Stop MATLAB Drive Connector

When MATLAB® Drive™ Connector is running, it automatically syncs the files in your MATLAB Drive folder with files on the cloud. To prevent syncing, pause or stop the Connector.

Start MATLAB Drive Connector

When you start MATLAB Drive Connector, it starts syncing your MATLAB Drive files. You can start the Connector from within MATLAB or using a separate application.

From within MATLAB, in the Current Folder toolbar, click the MATLAB Drive button . This starts the Connector.

If you do not see the MATLAB Drive button in the Current Folder toolbar, right-click the toolbar and select Customize. Then, in the MATLAB Toolbar Preferences Controls section, select the check box for the MATLAB Drive control and select OK. MATLAB adds the button to the toolbar.

Alternatively, use a separate application:

  • Windows® – In the Start menu, select MATLAB Drive Connector. If you see a security alert when you start MATLAB Drive Connector, select Allow access to continue.

  • macOS – Navigate to ~/Applications in Finder, and select MATLAB Drive Connector.

  • Linux® – Execute ~/bin/MATLABConnector start in a terminal window.

Pause and Resume Syncing

To temporarily stop the syncing of your MATLAB Drive files (for example, if you are on a metered or slow internet) you can pause syncing. When syncing is paused, you can continue to access and edit the local copies of your files in the MATLAB Drive folder on your computer. When you resume syncing, MATLAB Drive automatically syncs your changes.

To pause syncing, open MATLAB Drive Connector. In the top-right corner of the window, click and select Pause syncing.

MATLAB Drive Connector window displaying "File update paused" status.

To resume syncing, click Resume syncing. You also can click , and select Resume syncing.

MATLAB Drive Connector window with "Resume syncing" link circled.

Stop MATLAB Drive Connector

To stop syncing your MATLAB Drive files for an extended period of time, stop MATLAB Drive Connector. After stopping MATLAB Drive Connector, you can continue to access and edit the local copies of your files in the MATLAB Drive folder on your computer. When you restart MATLAB Drive Connector, your files sync automatically.

To stop MATLAB Drive Connector, open the Connector and in the top-right corner of the window, click the gear icon button and select Quit. On Windows, you also can right-click the MATLAB Drive Connector icon in the Windows system notification area and select Exit. On Linux, you also can execute ~/bin/MATLABConnector stop in a terminal window.

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