How to reset Google Drive on Mac OS X

I just recently was needing to change my Google Drive from using one Google account to another. When I looked at the Google Drive menu and the "preferences" menu item was greyed out, leaving me without a way to change accounts. This led me down a path of searching out a solution. In combination with my own intuition and the web, I came up with the following solution that worked.

  1. Open Terminal Terminal Application

  2. Copy and paste the following commands:

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# This command prints which directories would be deleted:
find ~ -maxdepth 1 -type d -iname '*google*drive*' -print

# The commands below will actually remove the Google Drive folders
# found in order to reset Google Drive
find ~ -maxdepth 1 -type d -iname '*google*drive*' 2> /dev/null -exec rm -Rf {} \;
rm -Rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Drive

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