Adding Google Drive to Nautilus File Manager

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:
  1. Click on Applications at the top, left-hand corner of the screen and select System Tools.

    Applications - System Tools

  2. Then select Settings.

    System Tools - Settings

  3. Select Online Accounts from Settings.

    Online Accounts

  4. In the online accounts list, click on Google.

    Online Accounts - Google

  5. 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.



    Online Accounts - Google sign in

  6. 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:

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.