There are many customers on Goolge Drive, Google’s virtual hard drive. So much so that despite having an official application for Ubuntu, unofficial options are just as successful as the official one. But what I propose today is different. Today I propose to put our Google Drive as a disk drive, so that ubuntu represents it as a normal hard drive, but it will actually be a virtual hard drive, a practical solution for security or portability issues.
To convert our Google Drive to disk drive we will use the Google-drive-ocamlfuse program. This program will not only allow us to transform our Google Drive into a disk drive but also fully interact with Google Drive from our File Manager. For everything to work I will use the binary installation method there is still another method, a bit more wrapped up but just as valid.
1st Step. We install Google-Drive-Ocamfuse
First we go down the tracks of this link, We decompress them in a folder of our man and we open a terminal with which we will go to the hood where this decompressed the program. Now, once located we write:
sudo install ~ / google-drive-ocamlfuse * / google-drive-ocamlfuse / usr / local / bin /
if you get an error, first install the following dependencies and then reuse the previous line.
sudo apt-get install libcurl3-GnuTLS libfuse2 libsqlite3-0
2ª Pas. Configure the program to work as a Disk Drive
Now, from the terminal, we run Google-drive-ocamlfuse to request access rights to Google,
Now we create a folder in the home where our files will be hosted
mkdir ~ / GDrive
(I called it GDrive, but you can call it whatever you want)
Now we mount the program in the created folder and so we have the disk drive ready
google-drive-ocamlfuse ~ / GDrive
So we have what we want, but momentarily, because when it restarts, such a disk drive will disappear, so we need to insert the following line in the Application Start menu that we will find in the Ubuntu configurator.
google-drive-ocamlfuse / path / to / GDrive
Now yes, when we start our Ubuntu system we will have a disk drive that will be our Google Drive virtual hard drive. If we like the program but want to change some settings such as the refresh rate or the space to use, we just have to go to /.gdfuse/default/config where we will find the configuration options for our new disk drive, but be careful as you may break the program or send the contents of our Google Drive to the club.
More Information – Google Drive and its customers for Ubuntu, How to easily access your Google Drive content from Ubuntu 13.04
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