gdocs mount GTK- Access and edit Google DOCS from Nautilus the easy way

Thanks to DoctorMos it is possible to mount google docs as a folder on your computer using gdocs mount GTK. Now instead of uploading your documents to google docs using a web browser, you can edit them in your favorite word processor and save them to a virtual drive in Nautilus. Any documents you save there will automatically show up in Google Docs, and you can drag any documents off of the drive to save them locally on your computer.

Install gdocs mount GTK in Ubuntu:

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

When installation is done, go to Applications > Accessories > Google Docs Connection to access the virtual drive

And add your google docs account

you will find all the files you have on your google docs account mounted to a virtual drive in your computer.

  • george

    It is really really really a shame that this is nautilus only and that gmailfs is broken. I do appreciate the devs hard work on this but could it not have been done file manager agnostic?

  • george

    just to clarify:
    TypeError: destroy() takes exactly 1 argument (2 given)
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/share/google-docs-fs/”, line 7, in
    File “/usr/share/google-docs-fs/googledocsfs/”, line 544, in main
    email, passwd, mpoint = sys.argv[1:4]
    ValueError: need more than 2 values to unpack

  • Tom

    Hi George

    You need not install Nautilus.
    You have to use:

    [b]gmount pass /home/george/dir[/b]


  • Harry

    Just great …. !!
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