I've used the GNOME method of linking my Google account, so that my files show up in Nautilus under "user@gmail.com". This works fine, as long as I stay in Nautilus. If I view the files in terminal, Filezilla, etc., all the file names are garbled:

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Is there really no way to utilize the fact that I can access my Google Drive files from GNOME in other applications?

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    I have exactly the same problem. This seems to be a bug, because in Nuatilus indeed eveything is correct. – Paulo Neves Aug 10 '19 at 19:50

I too had this issue in lubuntu 20.04 when displaying google drive with pcmanfm-qt file manager. However, I could solve it by going to 'Edit' - 'Preferences' menu, 'Display' tab and unchecking the 'Always show full file names' check box.

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