After installing google drive on Ubuntu 14.04, the google drive folder it created does not allow me to put my own files into the folder. In the permissions tab the folders owner is down as root.

  • Please post output of sudo stat /path/to/google-drive/directory – mbiber Oct 25 '14 at 18:18

You need to make it your own, try this (change yourusername and yourgroup to match you, id will help):

sudo chown yourusername.yourgroup /path/to/google-drive/directory

Or you can make it writeable by you with:

sudo chmod 777 /path/to/google-drive/directory

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