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I have installed grive for my Google Drive integration in Ubuntu 12.04, Can I to add multiple google accounts with multiple grive instances? I'm doing something similar with Dropbox then I would think that I can do the same with Grive.


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There used to be "Syncdrive" but it has been discontinued. – To Do Sep 29 '14 at 13:58

You can't do it with the GUI, but it is really simple with the command line:

I'll assume, for the sake of my explanation, that you want to create a repository for your private data and one for your work data.

1) Open a new Terminal with CTRL+ALT+T.
2) Create a new directory with mkdir private_drive.
3) Enter your directory with cd private_drive.
4) Initialize a grive repository with the command grive -a.
5) The terminal shows you a link. Open it with your browser and connect via your private Google account. Paste the token code in your terminal (with right click, CTRL+V doesn't work) and press enter.
6) Come back to the parent directory with cd ...
7) Repeat steps 2) through 5) with the directory work_drive and your work Google account.


  • As far as I know, it is not possible to auto-sync the directories. To do so, open a terminal, go to the directory and simply run the command grive.
  • More options are available, check the tiny help message with the command grive -h.
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