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How to use Google Drive from your Desktop (Linux)

If you are a user of Ubuntu or Linux Mint, you can use any Google Drive like you would a local storage device without any additional program. The functionality is built into the operating system already.

  1. Go to your global System Settings
  2. Find Online Accounts settings (under Preferences)
  3. Click on the Google account option, and add your credentials
  4. The associated google drive and all its files are now available within your file system navigator (such as Nautilus)

There are plenty of alternatives to the native process described above. Here are some of them:

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