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MATLAB Drive Preferences and Account Information


To set preferences for MATLAB® Drive™:

  1. Open MATLAB Drive Connector:

    • Windows® — Click in the Windows system notification area.

    • macOS — Click in the MAC OS X Dock.

  2. Click , and then select Preferences.

Account Information


General Settings
  • Start MATLAB Drive Connector at system startup. When selected, MATLAB Drive Connector starts whenever you restart your computer.

  • Help improve MATLAB Drive Connector. When selected, sends your experience information to MathWorks®.

  • Folder Location. Folder location for MATLAB Drive. You cannot change this information.

  • Show notifications

    • All — When selected, MATLAB Drive Connector displays all notifications in the Windows system tray or on the macOS menu bar. For less interruption to your work, notifications are aggregated and shown less often.

    • Recommended — Receive notifications for errors and conflicts only.

    • Off — Receive no notifications for any sync activity.

MathWorks AccountYour user name and email address. You cannot change this information here, though you can change it in your MathWorks Account on

Storage Quota

The amount of space you have on MATLAB Drive is limited by the storage quota. The quota size depends on whether you have an eligible MATLAB license that is current on Software Maintenance Service. Customers with a MathWorks Account and no eligible license are afforded only a moderate amount of storage.

For all accounts, when you exceed your storage quota, you cannot perform the following tasks on MATLAB Drive:

  • Save files

  • Upload folders and files

  • Move files or folders

  • Rename files or folders

  • Create folders

If you run out of storage space, delete files to create space. Items in Deleted Files do not count toward this quota. If you want to restore an item from Deleted Files, you must have the available storage space.

Deleted Files has its own quota that is equal in size to your MATLAB Drive quota. If your Deleted Files exceeds this quota, the oldest items are deleted automatically to reduce the storage amount. This deletion is permanent.


If your Software Maintenance Service has lapsed and you remain over storage quota for 12 months, MathWorks reserves the right to delete some files. Additionally, if your account has been inactive for 24 months and you are not under Software Maintenance Service, MathWorks reserves the right to delete all your files. MathWorks may also delete files if you are in violation of the SLA or federal or local laws. In any case, the deletion affects only the files stored in MathWorks cloud.

Your account is considered inactive if you have not signed into any MathWorks applications that use MATLAB Drive. These applications include, but are not limited to: MATLAB Online, MATLAB Mobile™, MATLAB Drive Connector, and MATLAB Drive online.

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