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Access Files in Your MATLAB Drive

You can access your MATLAB® Drive™ files and folders in MATLAB Drive online. If you have MATLAB Drive Connector installed, you also can access your MATLAB Drive files and folders on your system.

MATLAB Drive operates like any other folder, with the significant advantage that files can be synced with any other MATLAB Drive folder, such as in MATLAB Drive online or on another computer that uses MATLAB Drive Connector.

Access Files in MATLAB Drive Online

You can access your files and folders in MATLAB Drive online. To open MATLAB Drive online, in your web browser, navigate to MATLAB Drive and sign in with your MathWorks® credentials. Alternatively, you can open MATLAB Drive online from within the MATLAB Drive Connector by clicking the MATLAB Drive online button.

MATLAB Drive Connector with the MATLAB Drive online button circled in red

This table describes several actions that you can take on your files and folders in MATLAB Drive online.

ActionInstructions
Preview a file or folder

You can preview files including MATLAB code files, text files, image files, and audio files.

To preview a file, double-click it or select the file and then click View. To preview a file in a new tab, click View in New tab.

If the file you want to preview is too large or has a file type that is not supported for previewing online, MATLAB Drive online prompts you to download the file.

Open a file

You can open and edit MATLAB code files in MATLAB Online™.

To open a file, select it and then click Open in MATLAB Online. You must have a valid MATLAB license to open files in MATLAB Online.

Download a file or folder

To download a file or folder from MATLAB Drive online to your desktop, select the file or folder and then click Download. MATLAB Drive online saves the file or folder in your system's default downloads folder. To download multiple files at once, select the files that you want to download and then click Download. Downloading multiple folders or a combination of files and folders at once is not supported.

When you download a folder, MATLAB Drive online saves it as a zip file. If you attempt to download a large folder and the download fails, reduce the size of the folder and then try again.

Changes made to downloaded files are not synced to your MATLAB Drive.

Rename a file or folderTo rename a file or folder, select it and then click Rename.
Move a file or folderTo move a file or folder, select it and then click Move To. A dialog box opens and prompts you to select an existing folder or create a new folder to move the file or folder to. If no selection is made, the file or folder is moved to the current folder.
Copy a file or folderTo copy a file or folder, select it and then click Copy To. A dialog box opens and prompts you to select an existing folder or create a new folder to copy the file or folder to. If no selection is made, the file or folder is copied to the current folder.
Delete a file or folderTo delete a file or folder, select it and then click Delete. Deleting a file or folder moves it to the Deleted Files folder. For more information, see Restore Deleted Files in MATLAB Drive Online.

Access Files on Your System

If you have MATLAB Drive Connector installed, you can access your MATLAB Drive files and folders from your system file browser and from MATLAB.

This table describes how to open your MATLAB Drive folder.

LocationInstructions
System file browser

In your system file browser, select the MATLAB Drive folder.

Alternatively, if you have MATLAB Drive Connector installed and running, click the MATLAB Drive folder button from within the Connector.

MATLAB Drive Connector with the MATLAB Drive folder button circled in red

MATLAB

In the Current Folder browser, select the MATLAB Drive folder. You also can click the MATLAB Drive button on the Current Folder toolbar. Clicking the MATLAB Drive button in the Current Folder toolbar also starts MATLAB Drive Connector if it is installed but not running.

If the MATLAB Drive button is not on the Current Folder toolbar, you can add it by right-clicking the toolbar and selecting Customize. In the MATLAB Toolbar Preferences Controls section, select Access MATLAB Drive files on this computer and click OK. MATLAB adds the button to the toolbar.

Sync Files with MATLAB Drive

When you edit a file in the MATLAB Drive folder, you are editing a local copy of the file. MATLAB Drive updates the files in the cloud with the changes you make locally. Because MATLAB Drive stores a local copy of files on each computer that has MATLAB Drive Connector installed, you can access these files when offline or when syncing is paused. File syncing resumes when MATLAB Drive Connector is running and an internet connection is available, or when syncing is resumed.

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