How to install Google Drive on Ubuntu [Updated]
Google introduced Google Drive on April 24, 2012 and promised Linux support “coming soon.” That was nearly two and a half years ago. There’s now a somewhat “official” Google Drive client for Linux, but it’s probably not what you want.
Google has continued to affirm that they’re “still working on it” for the last few years. Google does use Linux internally, so it’s no surprise there’s a solution created by a Google Drive developer.
Grive is a Google Drive (online storage service) client for GNU/Linux systems.It allows the synchronization of all your files on the cloud with a directory of your choice and the upload of new files to Google Drive.
Installation Steps of grive-tools
Step:1 Add grive-tools PPA using below Command :
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thefanclub/grive-tools
Step:2 Update the list
$ sudo apt-get update
Step:3 Install grive-tools
$ sudo apt-get install grive-tools
Steps to Access Google Drive
Step:1 Once the installation is completed , search the application on the Unity Dash by typing Grive, and open it.Step:2 Sign in to google drive , you will be asked to give the permissions to access google drive
When we click on Next, a new broswer will open with Google login page
Log in to your Google Account and Click on Accept , as shown below :
Step:3 You will be provided a google code , copy this code and paste it into the Grive Setup box.
When we Click on Next , it will start syncing your google drive with ‘ Google Drive‘ folder under your’s home directory. Below window will appear when the installation is completed.
After complete installation Google Drive Folder is created under user’s Home Directory