Uninstall the LucidLink client

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Uninstalling LucidLink client removes our application however there is still residual file index (metadata) and cache data utilized for each Filespace you have previously connected. 

In order to remove this data and clean up your drive, you can safely delete the data contained within the .lucid inside your user profile, or home folder dependent on your operating system. 


This article will guide you through removal. 

Note: If you have previously relocated your cache, the residual Filespace cache is contained in the path where it was moved.
Note: If you plan on reinstalling the Lucid client, please leave the .lucid folder in place and do not delete it.

Windows: accessible through Explorer or command line.

    1. Exit LucidLink client. Open Settings -> Apps and features and remove 'Lucid'.

    2. Launch File Explorer


    3. Navigate to C:\Users and select your User profile directory

    4. Locate the .lucid folder and delete it.



Alternative Windows core or via command-line:

rd /s "%userprofile%/.lucid"

Location of .lucid when running as a Windows as a Service.

rd /s C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\.lucid


macOS: available within Finder or via terminal.  

  1. Exit LucidLink client. Delete 'Lucid' from Finder -> Applications folder. 

  2. Launch Finder


    3. Select the Go menu and Home 


    4. Once within Home press press Command + Shift + . (dot) to expose the hidden .lucid folder and move it to bin. 


On macOS the .lucid folder is a hidden folder, which means that you may have to press Command + Shift + . (dot) when viewing the user home directory in Finder

Alternatively via Terminal

rm -r ~/.lucid


Linux: via terminal or file browser.

 1. Exit LucidLink client. Remove 'Lucid' from your Software Manager.

 2. Launch your File Browser and navigate to Home, within you will find a .lucid folder which you'll want to delete.  


Open Lucid.log via Terminal

rm -r ~/.lucid


Inside the .lucid folder you will find your log files, configuration files and individual sub-directories for each Filespace previously connected. 

Each Filespace has a unique identifier (UID) and will be represented as its own folder containing the metadata and cache data.

To identify your Filespace UID use the LucidLink client CLI:

lucid status

If you have disconnected from a Filespace, and have no intention of reconnecting, you may safely delete the appropriate Filespace UID folders from your .lucid


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