Google, unfortunately, does not provide a software package for Linux for Google Drive support. However, one can still get support for Google Drive through third-party software or one can use support provided with GNOME Files, aka Nautilus, which is the default file manager for the GNOME desktop software under CentOS 7 Linux. To be able to access files and transfer files to and from Google Drive storage under CentOS 7 Linux, take the following steps:
Click on Applications at the top, left-hand corner of the screen and select System Tools.
Then select Settings.
Select Online Accounts from Settings.
In the online accounts list, click on Google.
You will then be presented with a Google Account sign in window where you can provide your Google credentials, e.g., an email address or phone number.
After you hit enter and log in, you will then be asked to accede to allowing GNOME to access your Google account, which will allow GNOME the following access:
- Read, compose, send, and permanently delete all your email from Gmail
- See, edit, create, and delete all your Google Drive files
- See, edit, create, and delete any of your Google Drive documents
- Manage your printers
- See, edit, download, and permanently delete your contacts
- See, edit, create, and delete your spreadsheets in Google Drive
- See, edit, share, and permanently delete all the calendars you can access using Google Calendar
- Manage your photos and videos
- View and send chat messages
Create, edit, organize, and delete all your tasks
You can scroll down to the bottom of the list and click on the Allow button to accept the agreement. You can then close the Google Account window by clicking on the "X" at the top, right-hand side of the window.
If you then click on Applications and Files, you should see your Google account listed at the left side of the window. You can then copy files to and from your Google Drive folders to the local host or access files already stored in Google Drive.
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