Plexdrive allows you to mount your Google Drive account as read-only fuse filesystem, with direct delete option on the filesystem.
Please note that plexdrive doesn't currently support writes (adding new files or modifications), it only supports reading existing files and deletion.
I tried using rclone for a long time, but got API Quota errors every day and/or multiple times per day, so I decided to try node-gdrive-fuse. The problem here was that it missed some of my media files, so as a result I started implementing my own file system library.
If you like the project, feel free to make a small donation via PayPal. Otherwise support the project by implementing new functions / bugfixes yourself and create pull requests :)
- First you need to install fuse on your system
- Then you should download the newest release from the GitHub release page.
- Create your own client id and client secret (see https://rclone.org/drive/#making-your-own-client-id).
- Sample command line for plexdrive
./plexdrive mount -c /root/.plexdrive -o allow_other /mnt/plexdrive
Installation from Source
- Install FUSE an Go 1.11.4 or newer on your system (use latest stable Go version if possible)
- Clone the project:
git clone https://github.com/plexdrive/plexdrive
GO111MODULE=on go install
$GOPATH/bin/plexdriveto use the instaled version (eg.
Crypted mount with rclone
You can use this tutorial for instruction how to mount an encrypted rclone mount.
Usage of ./plexdrive mount: --cache-file string Path of the cache file (default "~/.plexdrive/cache.bolt") --chunk-check-threads int The number of threads to use for checking chunk existence (default 2) --chunk-load-ahead int The number of chunks that should be read ahead (default 3) --chunk-load-threads int The number of threads to use for downloading chunks (default 2) --chunk-size string The size of each chunk that is downloaded (units: B, K, M, G) (default "10M") -c, --config string The path to the configuration directory (default "~/.plexdrive") --drive-id string The ID of the shared drive to mount (including team drives) -o, --fuse-options string Fuse mount options (e.g. -fuse-options allow_other,...) --gid int Set the mounts GID (-1 = default permissions) (default -1) --max-chunks int The maximum number of chunks to be stored in memory (default 10) --refresh-interval duration The time to wait till checking for changes (default 1m0s) --root-node-id string The ID of the root node to mount (use this for only mount a sub directory) (default "root") --uid int Set the mounts UID (-1 = default permissions) (default -1) --umask value Override the default file permissions -v, --verbosity int Set the log level (0 = error, 1 = warn, 2 = info, 3 = debug, 4 = trace) --version Displays program's version information
- HUP: Trigger checking for changes
- INT (Ctrl+C): Unmount and exit
Slack support is available on our Slack channel. Feel free to ask configuration and setup questions here.
Supported FUSE mount options
You can use the option
root-node-id to specify a folder id that should be mounted as
the root folder. This option will not prevent plexdrive from getting the changes for your
whole Google Drive structure. It will only "display" another folder as root instead of the
real root folder.
Don't expect any performance improvement or something else. This option is only for your
personal folder structuring.
You can pass the ID of a Team Drive as
drive-id to get access to a Team drive, here's how:
- Open the Team Drive in your browser
- Note the format of the URL: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/ABC123qwerty987
drive-idof this Team Drive is
- Pass it with
--drive-id=ABC123qwerty987argument to your
If you want to support the project by implementing functions / fixing bugs yourself feel free to do so!