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I have installed grive . It creates google drive folder . From gdrive menu bar when i click sync now it shows synchronizing and complete message .But no file syncs.My Auto sync is also on.

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grive is not very well maintained (last update was in 2013 I think), and google deperecated the api it used so it will not now work.

So for syncing Google Drive, you could try something else - for instance, this fork of grive. You can install that as detailed here, by adding the PPA ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 and installing the grive package, or installing the appropiate deb package from here,

You can also sync using the Chrome/Chromium browser, create a application shortcut for drive, then sync for offline use - see here, here and here.

Google do provide a native client for windows/mac (the Windows one may work under Wine, I haven't tried this yet), however there is no offical linux (or ubuntu) client. There is some demand for one - as shown by this petition.

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I had the same issue and also with bunch of other programs that were simply not available for Linux OS. I installed Windows to run off VirtualBox and this solved most of my issues

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The grive package from the Ubuntu Software Center no longer works because Google has discontinued service for Google Documents List API version 3.0, replacing it with a new API. The grive package has been forked by Grive2. The Grive2 fork supports the new Google Drive REST API and it also includes a new feature: partial (directory) sync. The instructions for enabling Google Drive integration in all currently supported versions of Ubuntu are in this answer.

IMG:  Ubuntu 14.04 and later (for all desktop environments)

Open Drive is a Google Drive client for desktops written in Electron. It's fast, secure and easy to use.

Features

  • Automatic synchronization between files
  • Automatically updates modified files.
  • Gives notifications.
  • Runs in the system tray.
  • No need to spend money.

To install Open Drive in all currently supported versions of Ubuntu open the terminal and type:

sudo snap install odrive-unofficial

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