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 ====== Google drive on Linux ====== ====== Google drive on Linux ======
 It's strange, but true: Google doesn'​t provide an easy tool for Linux to integrate Google Drive. Even stranger considering Google uses Linux a lot for servers, as basis for Android, etc. It's strange, but true: Google doesn'​t provide an easy tool for Linux to integrate Google Drive. Even stranger considering Google uses Linux a lot for servers, as basis for Android, etc.
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-Luckily, there is a feature built in to the desktop to access Google Drive. Open the ''​Cloud Storage manager''​ from the menuadd an account, and select ​Google Drive from the menu. You will be presented with a Google login screen, followed by a screen that asks for the permissions needed to access your Google account.  +Luckily, there is a feature built in to the desktop to access Google Drive. ​ 
-You can also select ​a folder ​to use for synchronizing ​(make sure it isn'​t ​in your home directory; Google Drive'​s space is a lot bigger than your home quota!'​+ 
 +Open the ''​Online accounts''​ from the Gnome (or Cinnamon) settings. Easy to find if you run the Gnome desktopbut the end result works on most desktopsin which case you can run ''​gnome-control-center'' ​and select ​''​Online accounts'' ​from thereThere you can add a Google account.  
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 +You will be presented with a Google login screen, followed by a screen that asks for the permissions needed to access your Google account.  
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 +Next, you can select ​which parts of Google synchronization you want. Not all of it will be useful in many cases, eg the contacts and calendar synchronizations only seem to work with the ''​evolution''​ mail program, so if you use another program ​(or our webmail), you can skip these. 
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 +Once done, you will see a new entry in your file manager, and probably on your desktop (depending on which desktop and file manager you use, and what settings you have chosen for the desktop). 
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 +So far, this has been tested with Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate (file managers nautilus and nemo). 
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 +PS: the same "​online accounts"​ section can be used for many more online accounts, e.g. [[owncloud]] 
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 +For details, see [[https://​wiki.gnome.org/​Projects/​GnomeOnlineAccounts|Gnome Online Accounts]] 
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