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The Mac OmniFocus app has a sync preferences setting to show the current clients, and allows you to unregister unwanted/obsolete/duplicate client entries.

However, if you do not have the Mac client there appears to be no mechanism to do this - either on the iPad/iPhone OmniFocus app or on the sync server itself.

Or have I missed something?

There's code in the Mac app to automatically expire clients that haven't synced recently. I don't know if that code is also in the iPad and iPhone clients. Email the for a definitive answer.

You can manipulate the client list directly by mounting the Omni Sync Server directory on your Mac or PC, then opening up the OmniFocus.ofocus package file. There will be files ending in .client for each sync client, and if you open one up you can see which client it belongs to, when it last synced, etc. Simply delete that file to remove the client from play, but be aware that if there are unsynced changes on that client, they will be lost.

On the Mac, you can mount the Omni Sync Server directory from the Finder with Go->Connect to Server... and using<username>/ as the path, where <username> is your OSS username. If you are using Snow Leopard or earlier, you might have to try, sync2, sync3, etc. until you find the one that works, thanks to an Apple bug.
If you're running current versions of the app, they should all just manage the clients automatically.

If you do go rummaging around in your files on Omni Sync Server, please be cautious. Another option is to contact our ninjas ( if you're having slow syncs or some other problem. They can look at the structure of your database (without seeing individual actions) and tell if there's an old client clogging things up.

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