Updates for MATLAB Drive and MATLAB Drive Connector

August 2019

  • Improvements to MATLAB® Drive™ Connector stability and robustness.

May 2019

  • Improvements to MathWorks® account sign on

April 2019

  • View MATLAB Files Online

    When using your MATLAB Drive online, double-click any MATLAB file or Live Script to preview its contents. When previewing these files, you also have the option to open them in MATLAB Online™.

    See View Files Online.

February 2019

  • Indication for Files Synced from Shared Folder

    Files in shared folders now have a SHARED indicator in MATLAB Drive Connector Activity.

    You cannot edit a SHARED file in a 'Can View' folder - this is indicated by a padlock symbol .

December 2018

  • Sharing and Collaboration

    • Share your folders with a view-only link and by inviting individuals with either view-only or edit permissions. Invitations can be accepted or declined.

    • After a folder is shared, you can manage the permissions of invited members, rescind invitations, or send additional invitations at any time.

    • Share your MATLAB Drive folders and collaborate with others using MATLAB Online.

    • MATLAB Drive Connector automatically syncs shared folders to your desktop computer while retaining proper access permissions to their contents.


      For those of you who shared folders in MATLAB Onlineprior to the release of the share feature in MATLAB Drive, your existing shared folders will be synced to your desktop computer into a folder named Shared.

September 2018

  • Install MATLAB Drive Connector and start Connector from inside MATLAB.

    • Click the MATLAB Drive button to install Connector if it's not already installed.

    • If MATLAB Drive Connector is already installed, clicking the MATLAB Drive button starts the Connector.

    • If MATLAB Drive Connector is already running, clicking the MATLAB Drive button changes your working folder to MATLAB Drive.

  • Improved synchronization performance in MATLAB Drive Connector.

April 2018

  • Improvements to MATLAB Drive Connector setup and MathWorks® account login.

December 2017

    • Access your MATLAB Drive from Windows® 10 File Explorer Navigation Pane

    • Improvements to MATLAB Drive Connector stability and robustness

June 2017

  • Improvements to MATLAB Drive Connector stability and robustness.

May 2017

  • View Files Online

    When using your MATLAB Drive online, double-click any text, image, audio, or PDF file (no PDF file support in IE11, to preview its contents. See View Files Online.

  • Online Multifile and Folder Selection

    Select multiple files and folders for Cut, Drag and Drop, Download (files), Delete, Restore, and Permanently Delete operations online.

April 2017

  • MATLAB Drive Connector update

    Updates for MATLAB Drive Connector are now available in-product for easy installation. When an update for Connector is available, the Connector icon in the system tray displays a balloon message (Windows and macOS only) and, when the application window is visible, the Connector displays a small red dot on the gear icon.

    1. Click the gear icon.

    2. Select Update to latest version.

    3. When prompted with the update dialog box, click Update now.

      If it is more convenient for you to install the Connector at another time, click Later.

    The update is automatically installed.

  • Restore files deleted from MATLAB Drive

    MATLAB Drive online Deleted Files folder holds content you have deleted from MATLAB Drive. You have up to 30 days to restore this content from Deleted Files before it is permanently deleted. If you run out of storage space for deleted items, content could be permanently deleted sooner than 30 days. See Restore Deleted Files.

  • MATLAB no longer required for Connector installation and use

    You are no longer required to have MATLAB software to install and use MATLAB Drive Connector. To install Connector outside of MATLAB, visit MATLAB Drive.

  • Pending state for syncing files

    When updating multiple files using MATLAB Drive Connector, the files waiting in the queue to be uploaded are marked with a pending icon . When the file is actually updating, the icon changes to updating . For more about file status and conditions, see View MATLAB Drive Connector Status.

March 2017

  • Updated MATLAB Drive icon in MATLAB.

  • Added instructions for viewing MATLAB Drive online and opening MATLAB Drive online from within MATLAB (see Access Files).

September 2016

  • Connector Updates

    • Access to MATLAB Drive online.

    • Support for MathWorks file type icons for MATLAB code (.m), MATLAB Live Editor (.mlx), and Simulink® models (.slx).

    • Expandable file details include sync time.

    • Extended file context menu with additional Show in folder option.

    • Improved display of synchronization progress.

    • Improved error and conflict reporting.

August 2016

  • MATLAB DriveMATLAB Drive Online

    Provides browser-based access to your MATLAB Drive files from anywhere. Manage your files and folders as well as upload and download files from and to your local computer. MATLAB Drive Connector is not required to use MATLAB Drive online.

    To access your files on the MathWorks cloud, go to and use your MathWorks credentials to log in.