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I'm new here, so I'm not totally sure if this question would be appropriate for these forums, but anyways... How can I uninstall inSync from my computer. I didn't like the service and so, I disconnected it from my Google account. But, I can't get it off my computer. I do use Ubuntu as my only OS, and I have a 64 bit computer. Also, if I disconnect inSync from my Google Account, will it still send me emails? I'm just wondering. Please reply!

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Have you tried sudo apt-get remove insync? (or what the package name of insync now is.) – Alvar Jul 15 '13 at 22:33

The version of the software has changed (as of August 2013), so the answer from ubuntu_tr above may need to be tweaked. To remove the latest non-beta version of insync type

sudo apt-get purge insync && sudo apt-get autoremove

and type 'Y' to confirm. Then to delete the remaining insync folder type

sudo rmdir /usr/lib/insync --ignore-fail-on-non-empty

Then go to Ubuntu Software Centre, move the mouse near the top of your screen to view menu options and click on Edit->Software sources... select the Other software tab and then scroll down, select and click the Remove button.

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sudo apt-get purge insync-beta-ubuntu && sudo apt-get autoremove

This command will remove it. You should also remove ppa entry from the "software sources > Other Software" section


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A quick sudo apt-get remove insync-beta will do make sure its not running in the background just in case it gives you problems.

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For beta1 (which installed from a tarball using a python script) the answer is on the insync forums:

sudo rm -rf /usr/bin/insync /usr/bin/insync-set /usr/bin/insync-get /usr/lib/insync
rm ~/.local/share/nautilus-python/extensions/
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