Auto mount Google Drive on startup

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gibbs1984
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Auto mount Google Drive on startup

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Hi all,

Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon.

I have Google Drive mounted on Nemo and accessing it works very well but the only issue (not really an issue as such) is that Google Drive doesn't auto mount when my computer boots up.

Instead I have to click on the bookmark in Nemo to connect to Google Drive (I know right, 1st world problems), so is there a way to get Google Drive to mount/connect as soon as I log in or the first time that I use Nemo?

It can take 30 seconds or so to load when clicking it so it's handy to have it mount/connect straight away so that I can get on with doing stuff.

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Re: Auto mount Google Drive on startup

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Hi gibbs1984,

Not sure how you can auto mount Google Drive using the Gnome Online Accounts method, but there are other options (google-drive-ocamlfuse, etc...) that can auto mount your Google Drive. I use the superb "InSync" Google Drive client which automatically connects when it is running.

* Mounting Google Drive On Xfce Or MATE Desktops (Ubuntu, Linux Mint)
- This link suggests that by also installing gnome-control-center in addition to gnome-online-accounts packages may provide what you want, but I have not tested this.
https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/07/m ... -mate.html

Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux - LinuxConfig.org
https://linuxconfig.org/google-drive-on ... aver-linux

How to Access your Google Drive Account in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
https://vitux.com/how-to-access-your-go ... in-ubuntu/

Methods to Use Google Drive on Ubuntu Linux
https://linoxide.com/tools/how-use-goog ... ntu-linux/

Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint 19.2 Cinnamon & xKDE (Xfce) & KDE Neon 64-bit Awesome OS's, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram, 256gb SDD, only Intel 4 Graphics. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: Auto mount Google Drive on startup

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phd21 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:40 pm
Hi gibbs1984,

Not sure how you can auto mount Google Drive using the Gnome Online Accounts method, but there are other options (google-drive-ocamlfuse, etc...) that can auto mount your Google Drive. I use the superb "InSync" Google Drive client which automatically connects when it is running.

* Mounting Google Drive On Xfce Or MATE Desktops (Ubuntu, Linux Mint)
- This link suggests that by also installing gnome-control-center in addition to gnome-online-accounts packages may provide what you want, but I have not tested this.
https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/07/m ... -mate.html

Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux - LinuxConfig.org
https://linuxconfig.org/google-drive-on ... aver-linux

How to Access your Google Drive Account in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
https://vitux.com/how-to-access-your-go ... in-ubuntu/

Methods to Use Google Drive on Ubuntu Linux
https://linoxide.com/tools/how-use-goog ... ntu-linux/

Hope this helps ...
Thanks phd21,

I'll have a look at those options and see if any work/suit my needs.

Much appreciated.

Steve
Linux Mint 19.0 (Cinnamon) 64bit.

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Re: Auto mount Google Drive on startup

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Hi gibbs1984,

You are welcome...

Keep us posted on your progress...
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