How to access Google Docs from Nautilus

Are you a fan of Google Docs? Looking for a way to sync your documents with Google Docs? Have you always dreamed of being able to access your documents directly from Nautilus? Well, come and find out how to do it ...

The other day I found out about the existence of this practical application. Is about Google Doc Mount, an application through which you can access your Google Docs documents directly from Nautilus, the GNOME file browser.

To install it in Ubuntu you have to add the corresponding PPA repository.

I opened a terminal and wrote:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:doctormo/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo aptitude install gdocs-mount-gtk

Once installed you will find the application in Applications-> Accessories-> Google Docs Connection. Enter your Google account data and in a few seconds a folder will be added from which you will be able to access your documents directly from Nautilus. This system, in addition to accessing GDocs documents, will allow you to synchronize both folders, with which all the files that you add, delete or modify in the "local" folder will also undergo changes on the Google Docs server.

A short video that explains it all (in English).

Note: this is supposed to work fine. Unfortunately I had some trouble getting it to work. Everything is fine until I want to edit, copy or delete files. I get an error saying something like "invalid parameter" or similar. If anyone knows how to fix it, please leave the solution here in the comments.


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  1.   loki said

    Look at this manual, to enter google docs from linux:

    http://www.segelsoft.com/2012/07/08/instalar-gwoffice-en-ubuntu/

    It's re good

  2.   Snocks said

    Thu am I the only one that does not work?

  3.   dog uses linux said

    very cute very cute but I don't see that it exists for arch 🙁