Linux Google Drive Quick-Start with Grive Tools Easy Visual-Guide

May 6th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Quick-Start with Google Drive on Linux




The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Getting-Started with Google Drive Sync Client Grive Tools on Ubuntu/Debian Systems.

Grive Tools Features:

  • Grive Tools consists of the following components:
    • Grive Setup – The main setup installation program to get started.
    • Grive Indicator – Application indicator for Google Drive.
  • A GUI installation will guide you through the installation process and setup Google Drive in your home folder.
  • You will be able to access your Google Drive files locally* as well as synchronize your files with your Google Drive online. (* excluding Google Docs)
  • Auto Sync – Grive Tools keeps your Google Drive synchronized automatically by detecting changes in your local Google Drive folder. New files and folders will be uploaded to your Google Drive automatically after a few seconds.
  • Bi-Directional Sync – When you Sync your Google Drive new files online will be downloaded to your local folder and new local files will be uploaded to your Google Drive online.
  • The Grive Application Indicator supports both light and dark desktop themes.
  • On Screen notifications of Google Drive activity.
  • Supported Desktops include Unity, Gnome, KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon and LXDE
  • Supported languages : Afrikaans, English, Spanish, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Polish, Czech, Arabic and Japanese (more translations soon)
  • For users that require more features like choosing which folder to sync with Google Drive, and interval sync of online files, have a look at overGrive.
Quick-Start with Google Drive on Linux - Featured

  1. How-to Install Grive Tools for Ubuntu/Debian Based:

    Install Grive Tools on Linux
  2. Run Grive SetUp

    Quick-Start with Google Drive on Linux - Run Grive Setup
    Or from Command Line:

    grive -a
  3. Make Grive Tools Initial SetUp

    Quick-Start with Google Drive on Linux - Grive Setup

    Authenticate on Google

    Quick-Start with Google Drive on Linux - Grive Setup google login

    Copy & Paste the Authentication Code!

    Quick-Start with Google Drive on Linux - Grive Setup paste code

    Done :)

    Quick-Start with Google Drive on Linux - Grive Setup Done

  4. To Start Google Drive Sync Run Google Drive Indicator

    Quick-Start with Google Drive on Linux - Start Google Drive Sync

  5. Access Google Drive Functions by Indicator

    Quick-Start with Google Drive on Linux - Google Drive Indicator

  6. Get Installed Google-Chrome Browser on Linux Distros:

    Installing Chrome for Linux

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