I am looking to uninstall Google Drive without fully loading the computer, such as through Single user mode.

I recently installed Drive and it is now crashing so my desktop will not load.

I tried loading safe mode, but I only get blue screen.

I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and also have the disc to load from.

  1. Boot into Single User mode by booting with ⌘S

  2. Mount the internal disk

    fsck -yf
    mount -uw /
  3. Delete Google Drive

    rm -rf /Applications/Google\ Drive.app
  4. Reboot

  • Thanks will try that now! Do i put /sbin/ before fsck and mount? May 27 '14 at 10:51
  • @user1791654 It should work either way
    – grg
    May 27 '14 at 10:55
  • When in single user mode will I get some sort of confirmation that it is done correctly? May 27 '14 at 14:02
  • @user1791654 Not really, just wait for the prompt to return
    – grg
    May 27 '14 at 14:03
  • It deleted, thank you! My computer still wont fully load properly, I think because of all the forced shutdowns. Any suggestions? May 27 '14 at 14:42

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