How To Mount Google Drive On Linux Operating Systems

How To Mount Google Drive On Linux Operating Systems
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How To Mount Google Drive On Linux Operating Systems

Thinking of using Google Drive in your Linux based operating systems then this tutorial is for you. In this tutorial post, we are going to show you the basic idea behind the mounting Google drive on Linux operating systems.

How To Mount Google Drive On Linux

We will be using some of the:

Best Open Source Google Drive Clients For Linux In 2021

Let’s go through the process of Mounting Google Drive On Linux Operating Systems.

1) google-drive-ocamlfuse

Let’s start with the one of the popular Googlel drive client tool to mount Google drive client for Linux. google-drive-ocamlfuse lets you mount your Google Drive on Linux.

With this tool, you can have full read/write access to ordinary files and folders on your Google drive but you will have read-only access to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Run the following commands to install google-drive-ocamlfuse on Ubuntu based operating systems.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alessandro-strada/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-drive-ocamlfuse

2) Go Sync

GoSync is another popular tool to use Google drive in your Linux based operating system. It is an opensource Google drive client written in Python. One of the drawback of this tool is that you cannot choose which directories to sync as it just syncs everything.

Download GoSync from this link.

3) Rclone

Rclone is no doubt one of the most useful and popular Google drive client for Linux based operating systems. It is a command line program to manage files on Google drive.  It supports Google drive along with number of popular cloud storage services like Dropbox, Amazon S3, Dreamhost, Microsoft OneDrive, OpenDrive, ownDrive, Oracle Cloud Storage  and so on.

4) Drive

It is a command line tool to access your Google drive from the Linux. It was developed by google employee Burcu Dogan and now managed by Emmanuel T Odek.


GCSF is a virtual filesystem that allows users to mount their Google Drive account locally on your Linux based operating systems. You can also use it as a regular disk partition.



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