Config filesΒΆ

The config files are located at $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/maestral on Linux (typically ~/.config/maestral) and ~/Library/Application Support/maestral on macOS. Each configuration will get its own INI file with the settings documented below.

Config values for path and excluded_items should not be edited manually but rather through the corresponding CLI commands or GUI options. This is because changes of these settings require Maestral to perform accompanying actions, e.g., download items which have been removed from the excluded list or move the local Dropbox directory. Those will not be performed if the user edits the options manually.

This also holds for the account_id which will be written to the config file after successfully completing the OAuth flow with Dropbox servers.

Any changes will only take effect once Maestral is restarted. Any changes made to the config file may be overwritten without warning if made while the sync daemon is running.


# Config file version (not the Maestral version!)
version = 15.0.0


# Unique Dropbox account ID. The account's email
# address may change and is therefore not stored here.
account_id = dbid:AABP7CC5bpYd8ghjIColDFrMoc9SdhACA4

# The keychain to use to store user credentials. If "automatic",
# will be set automatically from available backends when
# completing the OAuth flow. Mus be a fully qualified class name.
keyring = keyring.backends.macOS.Keyring


# Level for desktop notifications:
# 40 = ERROR
# 100 = NONE
notification_level = 15

# Level for log messages:
# 10 = DEBUG
# 20 = INFO
# 30 = WARNING
# 40 = ERR0R
log_level = 20

# Interval in sec to check for updates
update_notification_interval = 604800


# The current Dropbox directory
path = /Users/UserName/Dropbox (Maestral)

# List of excluded files and folders
excluded_items = ['/test_folder', '/sub/folder']

# Interval in sec to perform a full reindexing
reindex_interval = 604800

# Maximum CPU usage per core
max_cpu_percent = 20.0

# Sync history to keep in seconds
keep_history = 604800

# Enable upload syncing
upload = True

# Enable download syncing
download = True