Odrive2 Windows client is now available!



We’ve released an update to the client and changed the link above accordingly. This release fixes a number of bugs and enhances user feedback in a several areas.


I noticed that it appears Sync has been enabled in the new client? I purchased credit, tried to sync, and I get a “cannot connect to oDrive sync daemon” error, or similar.

Has sync been enabled or have I jumped the gun?


Actually, using the “sync watch” in the shell I can see sync is working fine. However the GUI for the daemon fails to load, and I can’t install the Sync badges.

Amazed at how blistering fast the sync download is.

You guys are doing an amazing job of bringing this to feature parity quickly. Purchased the $100 bonus credit to give you guys some support :slight_smile:


Thanks @zeusontwowheels!

We’re in the initial stages of sync release, which is why we haven’t officially announced it yet. We figured some savvy users would stumble upon it and give it a shot, though :slight_smile:

I’ve updated the link above with a new version that I’m hoping will address the issues you were seeing with the UI.

Your support is greatly appreciated!


A post was split to a new topic: The sync badging could not be upgraded


We’ve released another update which includes fixes for feedback, sync tracking, error handling, and status/monitoring improvements.

The post at the top has the updated link.


Hi! Any ETA for the mac application ?


Hi @surya,
The Mac desktop app is still in progress, but has been delayed. We’ll definitely announce when we have something available!


We’ve released an update (v 339) that includes a fix for sync when making rapid, successive changes in the same folder. The link in the first post has been updated.

We have also added a couple of videos at the bottom of that post by one of our lead Developers (@strider) that goes over the new sync functionality and the corresponding Explorer integration.


Hi - I have a question before I install the client.
What happens to files that we’ve unsynced in odrive1? Should we resync the files on our local machine before installing the odrive2 client? Or will the new client recognize files that were unsynced with the old client?


Hi @oscar_dang,
odrive1 and odrive2 are separate clients and don’t interact with other. odrive2 will see the storage you have linked and you can interact with it however you wish via the odrive2 client.

The default behavior of the odrive2 client will allow you to see all of the storage without having to download it, similar to odrive1’s default behavior.


Just finished resetting a client environment today where they are making extensive use of both Dropbox Smart Sync and OneDrive Files on Demand. Both of these technologies involve using a filesystem driver and reparse points to allow browsing of your entire cloud storage from any app, and data being pulled down on demand.

I currently use something similar within ODrive1, where immediately after install, I will right-click in the root folder, Sync, Download: Nothing, Include Subfolders: Yes, Save and apply to new folders: Yes. This brings down the entire folder tree and allows access to that structure from any app to, for example, browse to the folder you want to store a config or logs in, without taking up any disk space.

The ODrive 1 solution is still limited, since the files themselves can’t be opened in another application without first manually browsing to the folder in Explorer and double-clicking, or using right-click Sync. The functionality of OneDrive/Dropbox adds an immense level of convenience to cloud storage.

Are there any plans to support either agent-style sync relationships (such as I currently use above), or an on-demand reparse point style interface that doesn’t involve replacing Windows Explorer with a custom interface?


A virtual filesystem interface to all to cloud storage is something we want to support. It’s something we’ve done in the past. However, we don’t have any firm plans to build this anytime soon.


To confirm, any files that are unsynced in my folders that have been synced in drive will also appear as CloudF files that I can resync? Is the cloudf format still used by odrive2?


One of my main use cases for odrive1 was the Unsync function - The ability to have files synced to cloud in explorer but to be able to remove them from my computer. Is that functionality still supported? I can’t find it with the new client - When I sync my documents, they seem to be downloading back down to a local copy (which is taking up too much storage). Am I doing something wrong?


Hi @oscar_dang,
Unsync functionality for sync folders odrive2 should be coming in the next release (so pretty soon). Once this drops I will add a section giving some explanation on it.

It does behave differently than odrive1 in that placeholder files are no longer used. Instead, you use the odrive2 UI to manage what you want synced/unsynced within the drag-and-drop sync folders you setup.

I apologize if my previous post was unclear on this. The current odrive2 application functionality (using the app UI as opposed to Windows Explorer) provides the ability to browse all of your content without downloading anything. Once you move beyond this basic functionality and setup a sync folder for direct Explorer integration, all of the content in the selected remote folder will be synced locally. The forthcoming unsync capability will then allow you to customize that sync folder to determine what specific areas you do not want to sync locally.


I don’t understand, I already can sync files in the windows explorer? Like the must of the clound syncs? Or it isnt ready?


Hi @egomezr,
odrive2 has sync available for Windows, now. There are a couple of videos at the end of the first post that go through the sync process.


Awesome, can’t wait for the Mac version to test it out.