We don’t need to install Google Drive on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish because it is already present on the system as a Gnome feature. We just need to login and use a Google Drive account using an option given there on Ubuntu systems. Let’s see how to use it.
The popular free cloud storage to store our data only offered by Google is “Google Drive” which offers 15GB of free storage. To use it on desktop systems, most of the time we visit G-Drive official website to upload and download files, however, to save time and make G-Drive storage easily and directly accessible on your machine like any other network drive, we can use the Google Drive client application. But when it comes to Linux, Google doesn’t officially offer any client apps like Windows for Linux. However, on Ubuntu Linux systems, we don’t need any third-party client applications to access files on our drives. We can use the default GNOME Online Accounts feature available on Ubuntu and other Linux systems.
Configure and use Google Drive on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
1. Open Settings
Go to Ubuntu Settings, you can search for it in Applications or directly click on the drop-down arrow, given at the top right to access the power menu.
2. Select an account
On the left panel you will find different options and one of them will be Online accountsselect it to see other options.
To note: If you don’t see the Google Online Account option, install it using the commands below in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install gnome-online-accounts
3. sign in to your google account
As Gnome Online Accounts offers various services to login directly from Ubuntu Linux, among them you will also find Google.
Click on it and enter your Gmail email address and password.
Click on Allow to allow the Gnome online account service to access your Google account
Once the account is logged in, we can select what should be synchronized on the Ubuntu system.
4. Go to Google Drive on Ubuntu 22.04
Finally, open File manager on your Ubuntu Linux system, and in the left box, you will see the connected Google Drive account represented using your Gmail email id. Click on it to access all the files available on your disk.
We can directly copy and paste to sync or backup all available files between Ubuntu 22.04 Linux system and Google Drive.
So, this way you can access our Google cloud storage files on Ubuntu Linux without using any official client…
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