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

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"Error resolving “http”: Temporary failure in name resolution" trying to login my google account

I am trying to login in my google account in "settings - online accounts" to acces to my google drive account, but when I try to log in, ubuntu show the message: "Error resolving “http”:...
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How do i get rid of the network folder shortcut?

I connected my google account when installing, and there is a shortcut to open the drive files. Now when deleting this account, this shortcut is this here, but I find no way to remove it.
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How to run Node.js on from Google Drive folder

I have a company laptop, a personal laptop and a Raspberry Pi 4. I tried using GitHub, but it's just overkill so I decided to go with normal Google Drive. After installing it on Windows (work's ...
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Use the same path for windows and ubuntu google drive?

So I just set up Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on my XPS 9500 next to Windows. Everything working fine. Next, I tried to access the Google Drive files on my Windows partition, which also works fine. Of course, ...
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Opening PDFs Denied Access Google Drive in Nautilus (Files)

I've logged in to my Google account in the Ubuntu 22.04 settings. A link to my Google drive appears in Nautilus. I'm able to open photos and doc files, but when I try to open PDFs I receive an error ...
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Google Drive on Lubuntu

I installed the Google drive on lubuntu (after first trying to install odrive which worked out to be a nodrive), using the online accounts (gnome-control-center online-accounts). I can the drive (...
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Drive account: work offline and change path

On my Ubuntu 21.10 I added a Google Account to use my Drive files. It works, but it placed the directory here: /run/user/1000/gvfs/google-drive:host=<domain>,user=<user>/GVfsSharedWithMe/&...
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Google Drive in Ubuntu with full local copy

From OneDrive (Windows) or GoogleDrive (Windows) I am used to much more than I currently have in Ubuntu. The built-in GNOME Online Accounts is not what I want. I've also tried other clients but all do ...
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Upload Files in Chromium which are stored in a Cloud-Storage

I use Chromium. When I want to upload a file, then Chromium only let me choose local files which I have on my laptop. I would like to upload images from a cloud-storage (gdrive, dropbox, onedrive, ...)...
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Download spreadsheet from Google Docs in command line

How can I download a Google spreadsheet from the command line? This is a simple extension of the question: How to convert document from Google Docs to text file But if I specify the format as "...
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How to access content other than my own Google drive in Ubuntu?

New Ubuntu has Google drive option Nautilus that views as one of the drive. The problem is that it only shows the content of my OWN drive which is 15 GB. It isn't showing other contents like "...
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Google drive file system automatically mounted

I installed ubuntu a few days ago, and just found out my entire google drive has been mounted as a vfs. The path is: /run/user/1000/gvfs/google-drive:host=gmail.com,user=<username>. I dont ...
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Matlab file & folder names in hashcode in ubuntu 18.04

I Install ubuntu 18.04 and setup matlab R2018a I installed Google back up and sync on ubuntu 18.04, but when I open matlab and goto backup files on the folder.The name of the files and folders are ...
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Can't download files from google-drive after update to 21.10

After update last night to 21.10 not possible to download files from google-drive anymore, just error : ''could not be saved, because an unknown error occurred. Try saving to a different location''
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Can Google Drive desktop be used on Ubuntu?

I'm thinking of switching my operating system from Windows and I use Google Drive desktop with all of my video work.
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How does google-drive-ocamlfuse start its service during system startup?

When logging to my profile, I have noticed that google-drive is present in Files. I checked startup programs - no google-drive on list. I also checked fstab - not found it. Checked also sysv-rc-conf - ...
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How to get speech to text to work in google docs in chrome?

I can't get speech to text to work on google docs. I have the voice to code program Serenade for visual studio code and chrome installed and it works. I use Ubuntu 20.04. What I did: I went to google ...
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Google drive option won't show up in my File Manager

I followed this Tutorial, so that i can use Google Drive directly from my File Manager (Nautilus) But As per the tutorial Step 3 Step 3: Mount Google Drive in Ubuntu File Manager Open your Ubuntu ...
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is there a utility similar to dropbox/google drive that you can choose multiple folders?

All Dropbox competitors I've tried have the same problem, they only sync one main local folder (all other folders must be inside), is there any utility that you can choose multiple folders on OS to ...
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Reading and Writing to documents or other files in Google Drive using gnome account

So I added my Google Drive using gnome-online accounts in ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Now if I make changes to the directory (e.g add a new file or remove it etc.) it syncs fine. But whenever, I try to open a ...
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WPS-Office messing up mime types associated with Office documents

After installing WPS-Office the mime type for DOCX files is set to application/wps-office.docx (for instance the mime type reported by this command gio info document.docx is standard::content-type: ...
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Why are my file names hashed when I access them from my Google Drive Files on text editors?

When I try accessing my Google Drive folder on VS Code, the file names seem to be hashed and do not appear by their name. This is very annoying. I have tried different editors as well. I have tried ...
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How can I create a desktop Symlink to a Google Drive sub-folder?

I would like to create a symlink on my desktop to a folder within google drive. I have already added Google Drive as a Nautilus window sidebar bookmark & I found it is also possible to drag sub-...
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Editing Google Drive Files in Vim Fails using Gnome Online Accounts

When I link a Google account with Ubuntu using Gnome Online Accounts, I can't save changes to Google Drive files in Vim/gVim. I am trying to edit plain text files. I get the following error when ...
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Can't add Google account, the browser window is corrupted

I just installed Ubuntu on my Raspberry Pi 4 from the official image (for rPi). Everything seems to work just fine, except for the Google login window (and the other online accounts as well). Any idea ...
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Cannot add a second Google account in Kubuntu 20.04

I want to add a second Google Drive account to Online Accounts in order to access a second Google Drive from Dolphin. After inserting the password, an empty window is displayed indefinitely. No error ...
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Using Ubuntu Server To Refresh Google Sheets in the Background

I don't even know if this is possible, but I'm new to Ubuntu and figured this would be the place to ask. I have a few web apps on my phone that I have set up using data from a Google Sheet (using a ...
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How do I move a file via the command line to the Google Drive storage server? (from GNOME Online Accounts)

In another post it tells to use the direct path to the storage server as for example google-drive://ahmet_yasar@gmx.de/. But when I try to move a file to this path it can not find the path. Can you ...
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KeePass XC Database is not syncronised in Ubuntu 20.04 with Google

Hello I have a small problem. My KeePassXC does not seem to write the database to Google Drive. If I save a new password via Windows (Backup & Sync Client), I can see it a short time later in ...
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Editing files from Google Drive

Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS I've set up a Google Account under 'Online Accounts', and have given access to files, and the account is showing up as I expected in the File Manager. I can open files simply by ...
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Does deja dup restore all my Ubuntu from only Google Drive after a complete wipe?

I set up my Backup software (deja dup) on Ubuntu 20.04 after a clean customizing. And my storage is Google Drive. So I have checked and there is the folder now on Google Drive. Someday for some reason ...
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Remove special repository

In trying to install googledrive repository with google-drive-ocamlfuse, I got stuck with this error: cannot access 'googledrive': Transport endpoint is not connected I can't remove googledrive (...
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Google Drive Repository from the terminal

How can I access this repository from terminal? It is the access to my google drive account from the desktop. Is there a way to make it accessible from \home
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gnome-online-accounts Hanging (Ubuntu's google account connecting failing)

I have tried to connect the Ubuntu 18.04 to my Google Drive by this instruction (based on this instruction, times ago!): sudo apt-get install gnome-control-center gnome-online-accounts gnome-control-...
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Backup failure using Deja Dup with google drive - Invalid Credentials

My Ubuntu version is 18.04. The error is as follows which only appears in the middle of uploading backup files: Giving up after 5 attempts. Error: gdata-service-error-quark: Authentication required: { ...
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How to create a symbolic link in a GDrive folder

I have a folder $HOME/important_folder that I want to have a backup of on Google Drive. The Google Drive is setup and mounted (under /run/user/1000/gvfs/google-drive:host=gmail.com,user=myUserName) In ...
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Déjà Dup does not allow to change google drive account from which restore the files

I had to reinstall Ubuntu and then I wanted to restore the backup I saved in Google Drive (using Deja-dup). It didn't ask me which account, it just said that there weren't any backups to restore. ...
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Can't open .odt files created on Google Drive

When I try to open a .odt file that I was created with Google Drive on Kubuntu 20.04 LTS, I get Unknown error. Google replied ". Is there a work-around?
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Ensure HDD Mounts Before Program Attempts To Execute

I'm using the Google Drive Ubuntu client called overGrive. I have a 1TB HDD that I want to download all of my Google cloud data to. The issue that I'm running into is that overGrive fails to start if ...
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deja-dup wrong behaviour with google drive

I had a google account connected to Ubuntu20.04. I tried to make a backup to google drive and as intended, the backup started normally. I didn't have enough free space in this account so I decided to ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 mount google drive

I'm trying to mount my google drive as a local directory (so that it could be used as storage and terminal access). I did add it to the "Online Accounts". I can see the drive in Dolphin. But ...
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Error received from server after uploading a resumable upload chunk

I have tried to upload one 1.4Gb video to google drive by Ubuntu nautilus file app but first it woks like this : and then this happens: and finally, every time i tried i get this error: Error ...
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Is there a way to have a windows-like google drive client?

You can mount your google drive into ubuntu by using gnome online accounts, but this has pretty low performance as it seems it has to download each file to open it and upload every time you want to ...
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deja dup, duplicity and google

I ran deja-dup to backup a directory to Google. It only worked partially, because authorization was lost before the job completed (in repeated attempts). I couldn't find a solution to that, so now I ...
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change google drive sync folder name

I installed Google drive sync app using play on linux. By default I did everything it prompted me to do, and ended up syncing my drive in documents/Google Drive (1). I want to change the location of ...
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Will Google's Drive API deprecation affect Online Accounts?

Google is deprecating older Drive APIs. See the announcement from Google. (https://9to5google.com/2020/06/29/old-g-suite-apps/) Is the Online Accounts function going to be affected?
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Why is Nautilus so slow in copying files to Google Drive?

I was trying to copy a directory from a local drive to Google Drive using Nautilus. But Nautilus is showing that it needs 596,523 hours. Also, there no apparent progress in copying. When I used Google ...
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Dragging from Gnome's Google Drive broken

Dragging from Gnome's Google Drive to firefox creates reference to extensionless temporary file. Copying works correctly. Is there a solution to this? Ubuntu 20.04
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Ubuntu 20.04: A Google Drive Client that works in 2020 [duplicate]

I Have been doing some reading on google drive clients (that sync). Most applications / posts are outdated or very inactive. After comparing some i went for odrive & vgrive but both don't work. ...
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Accessing Google Drive Using Rclone & Rclone Browser

I setup Rclone & Rclone Browser on my computer and everything works. The problem is, it is very slow. It seems that my computer runs fine until I try to do something that requires the use of ...
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