I tried Gnome 3.18 Google Drive integration feature to access my Google Drive USE GNOME 3.18 GOOGLE DRIVE INTEGRATION FEATURE IN UNITY, XFCE AND OTHER DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS [UBUNTU 16.04]

which works fine but I didn't like it as sometimes it hangs my system when I try to open some folders.

Can anyone tell me how to remove this drive ?



Just like you, I tried this feature in Ubuntu 16.04. I thought it was nice but didn't want to use google-drive that way... then I was mildly annoyed by the fact that not even removing my google account and changing the settings on Online Accounts worked. I couldn't find the Files switch.

So I found this workaround, I hope this helps somebody. Locate the file:


and edit it. You'll see some blocks of text representing the same settings you could find on the Online Accounts menu shown by @nvelosa.

Find the flag Files enabled=true under the desired google account and change it to false.

In my case I immediately saw nautilus file explorer hiding the shortcut and finding myself annoyed no more.

  • This was my same problem and solution. This also works on 17.04. Perfect – Johnny Craig Nov 17 '17 at 23:41

what @ubashu means is the following, Open Settings -> Online Accounts -> Google and disable Files.

Like this

  • Please edit my answer to add this to my question. – fosslinux Jul 20 '16 at 4:10
  • @ubashu Your answer did not have enough detail. Is it such a bad thing for someone else to get a few reputation points? – Jeremy Bicha Jul 21 '16 at 1:51
  • @nvelosa no it doesn't work. – Vikrant Singh Jul 29 '16 at 17:22
  • Current GUI in Ubuntu 17.04 also features bold red "REMOVE ACCOUNT" which cleans out the config files entirely. – pauljohn32 Nov 15 '17 at 7:02
  • This probably would be the right way to do it, but in my case, the online accounts displayed no accounts. Editing the config mentioned by @orla4eigner worked. – Sergey Bahchissaraitsev Apr 25 '18 at 15:27

I tried this feature in Ubuntu 17.04 too but it was not so fair to use. I was annoyed by the fact that in Nautilus was constantly the icon to mount the google remote drive altough I had removed it. The solution reported worked:

rm ~/.config/goa-1.0/accounts.conf

In Ubuntu 17.04 there is not the option: Settings -> Online Accounts -> Google -> Files. From there this cannot be disabled.

If you are looking for a better free solution to mount google drive then I advice you google-drive-ocamlfuse since there is no official linux plugin.

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