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Questions tagged [google-drive]

Google Drive is a file storage and sync service by Google that was released on April 24, 2012

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Selective sync of specific folder on google drive with local storage folder on Ubuntu 18.04

I want to sync a folder on the local storage with a specific folder on google drive. For example: The folder on google is drive/data/my_folder1 and folder on local storage is ~/home/Downloads/...
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Why goole drive dir mapped in ubuntu shows additional files compared with google drive web app

I see way more files in may mapped google drive dir in ubuntu compared with what I see when I use the web app. These extra items are not also not in my "Shared with me" folder in the web app.
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Google File Stream functionality on Ubuntu

What options exist for Ubuntu users to get similar functionality to Google File Stream on Windows/Mac? I need two functionalities: All data lives in the Google Drive cloud and is only downloaded when ...
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Google Drive on Login [duplicate]

I am fairly new to the Linux world, and i was wondering how could i mount my google drive using google-drive-ocamlfuse only when i login with my personal account. From what i understand i can not use ...
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How can I sync single folder in gdrive using grive?

After authenticating grive folder with command grive -a, all the Google drive folders get downloaded to that folder. This is unwanted part for me as I don't want all my folders present in Google Drive ...
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Google Drive Nautilus Mount Point

As per this article, I am able to get nautilus integration with google drive and can manually copy files into google drive via the GUI, however I would like to be able to write a small shell script to ...
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How to configure gdrive for deja-dup?

Currently using Kubuntu 18.04. I am trying to set up deja-dup to backup my files to my Google Drive. I have already added my google accounts and can access my files on Google Drive through dolphin. ...
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How can I access my google drive or external hard from windows bash?

I want to download on my google drive or an external hard but when I run ls /mnt/ the bash does not show me the external hard. Also when I go to my g drive which is my google drive I can not yee the ...
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Google Drive takes a very long time to open with GNOME Online Accounts

Following this answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/320333/719469, I added Google to my GNOME accounts but when I click on my Drive account id in Nautilus, it does not show any file and in the bottom right ...
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How will Dropbox work in a third data partition?

I will try to explain my situation, but neither my first or my second language is English... I study a Telecommunications degree and have a HP Spectre x360, that works really well. This year we are ...
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How to make Google Drive folder available offline?

I'm using Google Drive, mounting it automatically after logged in in online account, but I've read that Google Drive mounted doesn't keep a offline copy of the drive so any access take a long time. Is ...
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How to auto sync a specific folder using grive

I'm trying to figure out the best way to sync a google drive using Lubuntu. So far, I am trying grive and it seems to work. My goal is to sync only one folder in my google drive. I managed to get ...
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How do I install Google's “Drive File Stream”?

I was wondering if it is possible to install Google Drive File Stream on Ubuntu 18.04. I recently bought G-Suite and want to use it in Ubuntu. I have tried "Is there a Google Drive client available?", ...
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Overgrive tray icon is not displayed

I've been using Overgrive for a while and suddenly I realized that in some point the tray icon stopped being loaded. I don't know when and why. However, Overgrive is running and apparently working (...
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Use google drive before login in ?Ubuntu 18.04

So the integration for Google Drive in Ubuntu 18.04 is great in the gui, but I would like to use it on a server (this may be still running the desktop version of Ubuntu 18.04 for other reasons). As ...
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Is moving files possible with Ubuntu/GNOME's Google Drive integration?

I have added a Google account to Ubuntu 18.04 and enabled the 'Files' sync as per this article. I can see all my files and use them, however I today tried to move a file from one folder to another ...
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Cannot hide Google Drive icon from nautilus menu

Ever since I had selected my google drive account as my default storage location in Déjà Dup, an annoying icon with the name of my account shows up at the right side of my nautilus menu. When I ...
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Nautilus link to Google docs won't open files

I would like to sync my files with Google docs as described in the answer Is there a Google Drive client available? here. Which worked, I can see my files. But I cannot launch them. It seems ...
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How do I stop the persistent Google authentication request on Ubuntu desktop?

This dialogue (see video) pops up every time I log in. It's odd that after giving my Google credentials it goes to the Ubuntu help file instead of indicating whether the operation was successful or ...
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Massive upload to Google Drive ( 500 GB) [duplicate]

Do you know any software for Ubuntu, that I could upload a large quantity of GB...I need to make a backup of 500 GB with some files with more than 10 GB.... I only find Windows software and I've to ...
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Google Drive Sync

I would like to sync my files with Drive as described in the answer here. Following those steps, I always get the message: "Login expired. Log in to activate account" just after a successful login ...
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OverGrive not launching after install [previous board answers not solving issue]

New Linux user here [go easy if you can...] I downloaded the .deb from: https://www.thefanclub.co.za/overgrive (version 3.1.3 beta). However, when I try to launch overGrive from the dash, the window ...
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failed to access mountpoint

I am trying to mount my google drive on Ubuntu 16.04 but I get an error. Any idea ? $ google-drive-ocamlfuse -o nonempty /home/louisro/Google\ Drive/ fusermount: failed to access mountpoint /...
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Can't Access gnome-online-accounts

After installing KDE PLASMA, how do I use gnome-control-center and online-accounts? I need to access my google drive from my Ubuntu 17. When I open gnome-control-center it's just blank.
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Unable to install online apps on Wine

Wine is working perfectly well with off-line installers. But with on-line installers such as Google Backup & Sync and Tally (which is an ERP software), it is displaying an error. Google Backup ...
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How can I force gdrive to download a folder as zipped file?

Ubuntu version: 14.04.5 LTS. gdrive is a command line utility for interacting with Google Drive. I have initialized gdrive (https://github.com/prasmussen/gdrive) with a specific user. As example ...
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How to get Google Drive working in Kubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I have installed KUbuntu 16.04 LTS with all updates. I opened their dash menu and tried to search for Google. This leads me to icon named Configure your internet accounts such as Google, ...
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How to use KDE Storage Service Manager with Google Drive?

I have installed KDE Storage Service Manager (storageservicemanager package with version 4:15.12.3-0ubuntu1.1) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with all updates. And then tried to add Google account to it. ...
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How can I change user on gdrive?

Ubuntu version: 14.04.5 LTS. gdrive is a command line utility for interacting with Google Drive. I have initialized gdrive (https://github.com/prasmussen/gdrive) with a specific user. As example ...
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Google drive as a system folder?

Is there a way to use google drive on linux like it's another folder in the system so that I can save to it and see which files are remote?
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Nautilus linked to Google Drive - Can I access with Terminal?

I recently used the Gnome-control-center and added an Online account to sync my Google Drive to my Linux. I was wondering if there was any way I could access, using the terminal, the Google Drive "...
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Encryption on a cloud

What is the most convenient option up for now? I tried FUSE + encfs, but it turns out to be extremely slow (probably, due to FUSE). Wrappers like Cryptomator or Boxcryptor are virtually unusable ...
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ubuntu 17.10 google drive takes more than 10 minutes to load

I have been looking for a solution for this for a while, but I haven found one on my own. I am using the native Google drive mounting in gnome with online accounts and nautilus, but it takes forever ...
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Missing settings in GNOME control center installed in Ubuntu MATE

I installed GNOME Control Center following this instructions to access Google Drive in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (MATE desktop environment 1.12.1) The problem is GNOME Control Center is only showing ...
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I messed up ocamlfuse by using sudo command “Error: Sqlite3 error: READONLY”

I started using ocamlfuse to access google drive with Nautilus and it was functioning perfectly fine. The thing is, at some point I used, by accident, the sudo command, I'm not shure if it was to run ...
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How to convert document from Google Docs to text file

How would I capture all the text in a document from Google Docs and convert it to a text file, preferably a way that can be used in a script? Would wget work? such as: wget https://docs.google.com/...
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How to sync to a specific folder in Google Drive

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. I am trying to sync my Google drive using grive2 in a way that only a specific folder is treated as my root folder in Google Drive i.e., only files and folders contained ...
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Can Google Sheets be opened/edited in Ubuntu?

I have a number of Google Sheets (spreadsheets) saved on Google Drive normally accessed from an android phone collaboratively but would like to edit them from within Ubuntu. I can save the file as ...
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How to setup overGrive with multiple accounts?

OverGrive web site lists several features including "Sync Multiple Accounts". I downloaded the test version, set up one account. Then wanted to add another account but have no clue how is one supposed ...
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How to change google drive default location in gnome settings panel

I would like to know how to change the default folder location of google drive when accessed from gnome settings manager. Ubuntu Version : 17.10 with unity.
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Why do I see empty but undeletable files in Google Drive?

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. I added my google account to online accounts and checked to sync my Google Drive files. There are a few files in the mounted drive that only appear on my computer. So not ...
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unmount google-drive-ocamlfuse

I am trying to unmount google-drive-ocamlfuse. I entered the following command: fusermount -u ~/google-drive it returns: fusermount: entry for /home/<user_name>/google-drive not found in /...
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google-drive-ocamlfuse - slow to respond

I installed google-drive-ocamlfuse on my ubuntu 16.04 to be able to use google drive. However, it is not very responsive. When I navigate to google drive folder and issue ls command it take more than ...
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Google Drive Access. ocamlfuse fine. Is it secure?

Today I've tried two methods to access Google drive storage in Ubuntu 17.04. My Desktop is XFCE4. The first one, using Gnome Online Accounts, does not work well. I see same performance and permission ...
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Google Drive not showing up in Nautilus even with accounts synced

I have logged into my Google Account using the online accounts from settings on Ubuntu 17.04 running GNOME. However, even though I have selected "on" for files, I do not see my google drive in ...
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Google-Drive Auto-Sync on Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

How can I auto-sync my files from Google Drive and make them in a Google-Drive folder whenever a new file added/removed it would update the changes rather than downloading the whole Google Drive from ...
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Free Google Drive Client to Sync files/folders for Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I want to sync my files on the Google Drive cloud and use them offline for free. I have many types of files on Google Drive.
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How do I properly run this systemd service on shutdown?

I am mounting my Google Drive on login using google-drive-ocamlfuse. The problem is that shutting down or rebooting now seems to have an added 2 minute pause. Now if when I unmount the Google Drive ...
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How to access Google drive using Gnome Online Accounts (GOA) in command line for Ubuntu 16.04?

Before anything, this is not (as far as I could search) a duplicate. I enabled GOA for my Google account and enabled Files, so my account showed up in Nautilus under my computer just fine. To my ...
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Encrypted backup to Google drive

I have a computer that is having serious issues, and I don't know how long it will last. I would like to backup my home directory, and upload it to the cloud like my Google drive, how would I do that?...