How to mount Google Docs as an external drive in nautilus

This tutorial will explain different ways to mount Google Docs as an external drive in nautilus

Using Google Doc Mount

Install Google Doc Mount in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

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

Using Google Doc Mount

Once installed head over the Applications > Accessories > Google Docs Connection menu entry.

Now enter your Google Account credentials and, once done, the drive will auto-magically mount in Nautilus allowing you access to all of your Google Documents.

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14 Responses

  1. Miggs says:

    E: Unable to locate package gdocs-mount-gtk

  2. Morgenstond says:

    It doesn’t work as the package doesn’t exist.

  3. admin says:


    For ubuntu 10.10 not yet

  4. Does it work on Karmic Koala? Because apt-get says it is unable to find gdocs-mount-gtk

  5. Jay says:

    pretty awesome. thanks for this tip! also, how do you go about disconnecting this “drive” in nautilus?

  6. Jack Elliott says:

    Do let us know when it’s been updated to work with Maverick.

  7. DJX says:

    Hi , it does not work for Ubuntu 9.10, Just for Lucid 10.04

  8. Jay says:

    DJX: just Lucid for now. (prob 10.10 soon)


  9. I got it to install after running this on the newly added repo file:

    perl -pi -e ‘s/mavarick/lenny/g’ \

    Something, (perhaps the special characters in my password) are not compatible with that code.

  10. nanonick says:

    Mark, could it be the typo in Maverick?

    “perl -pi -e ‘s/mavarick/lenny/g’ \”

  11. nanonick says:

    One can also simply edit the software sources (eg via the software center) to specify lucid as distro instead of maverick. It still just doesn’t work anymore.

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