Google Drive Client QuickStart for Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS

July 2nd, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Google Drive Files Access on Mint 18 Sarah




Hello Mint User! This Easy & Step-by-step Tutorial Shows You How-to Getting-Started to Sync / Access Google Drive Cloud Files on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS 32/64bit GNU/Linux Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce Desktops.

Thanks to the new feature in Gnome 3.18+ Online Accounts is easy to have access to contents on the Google Drive and other Cloud Services.

This Feature it’s Not Available at this time for the KDE Dolphin File Manager, so You’ll have to use the Gnome one Instead…




Then to launch the administration tool of Online Accounts from desktops not Gnome / Unity will be necessary to make use of a Shell Command.

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  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Google Drive Client QuickStart on Linux Mint 18 Sarah - Open Terminal



  2. Installing Gnome Online Accounts

    sudo apt-get install gnome-control-center gnome-online-accounts

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  3. Launching Gnome Online Accounts from Shell

    Exec=env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=GNOME gnome-control-center --overview
  4. Google Drive Account Set-Up

    Select the Online Accounts.
    Google Drive Client QuickStart on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS - Gnome Online Accounts
    Click on “Add Online Account.”
    Google Drive Client QuickStart on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS - Adding Online Account
    Pick Google.
    Google Drive Client QuickStart on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS - Select Google
    Enter Your’s Google Account Credentials…
    Google Drive Client QuickStart on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS - Sygn In to Google Account
    Then the Google Drive Integration should be Working!
    Google Drive Client QuickStart on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS - Google Drive Integration



  5. Accessing Google-Drive Folder on File Manager

    Google Drive Client QuickStart on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS - Google Drive on File Manager

    On KDE Desktop You will have to Install and Use Nautilus…

  6. Make an Alias to Easily Access the Online Accounts (Optional)

    Get Alias Command Guide

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