remove Backup and Sync

This is an effective tutorial that helps you learn how to remove Backup and Sync for Google on your macOS and Mac OS X. This tutorial contains an automatically removal solution, a manually removal solution and a video is provided which teach you how to remove Backup and Sync for Google by MacRemover.

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What is it?

Backup and Sync is an app for Mac and PC that backs up files and photos safely in Google Drive and Google Photos, so they’re no longer trapped on your computer and other devices.

Video: How To Automatically Remove Backup and Sync for Google by MacRemover?

Use automatically removal solution to remove Backup and Sync for Google in your macOS

1. Download and install MacRemover

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2. Switch to Finder and select Go -> Applications from the Finder menu.

3. Locate the MacRemover icon and double-click on it.

4. Backup and Sync for Google icon will be displayed on the Apps listview of MacRemover, and click on it.

5. Click “Run Analysis”, and then “Complete Uninstall”. Backup and Sync for Google will be automatically and completely removed.

Use manually removal solution to remove Backup and Sync for Google in your macOS

The steps listed below will guide you in removing Backup and Sync for Google:

1. Switch to the Finder and select Go -> Utilities from the Finder menu.

2. Locate the Activity Monitor icon and double-click on it.

3. On the main window of Activity Monitor, find the entry for FinderExt, mach_inject_bundle_stub, Backup and Sync, FinderSyncAPIExtension, GoogleSoftwareUpdateDaemon, ksadmin, ksfetch, GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent select them and click Quit Process.

4. Switch to the Finder again and select Go -> Applications from the Finder menu. Find the Backup and Sync for Google icon, right-click on it and select Move to Trash. if user password is required, enter it.

5.Then, hold an Option key while the Finder’s Go is being selected. Select Library. Locate any folders that are named the following names and drag them to the Trash.

  • Drive (in Application Support folder)
  • om.google.GoogleDrive (in Caches folder)
  • com.google.Keystone (in Caches folder)
  • com.google.Keystone.Agent (in Caches folder)
  • com.google.GoogleDrive.plist (in Preferences folder)
  • com.google.Keystone.Agent.plist (in Preferences folder)
  • com.google.keystone.agent.plist (in LaunchAgents folder)

6. The following files/folders of Backup and Sync for Google, you need to use “rm” command to delete on the Terminal.

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  • com.google.GoogleDrive.FinderSyncAPIExtension

7. Restart your macOS.

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