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Adding Google Drive to the Windows Explorer sidebar

For those of you who use OneDrive or Dropbox you may have noticed that they create non-removable shortcuts in the Explorer sidebar. If you are also a Google Drive user you'll notice that Google Drive doesn't create the same shortcuts.

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Following the steps below you can create the same shortcut for Google Drive.

Disclaimer: This was only tested on Windows 10 Professional and Windows 8.1 Professional. Ensure you backup your registry before making any changes.

Installation

  • Download this repository.
  • Open GoogleDrive.reg in your favourite text editor.
  • Update the %USERPROFILE% values for TargetFolderPath so that the final value is the full path to your Google Drive folder. Ensure that you use \\ in the folder path structure. eg. "TargetFolderPath"="C:\\Users\\User name\\Google Drive"
  • Save all changes
  • Double-click GoogleDrive.reg to install and ensure you click yes when prompted.

Results

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You should now see Google Drive pinned to the Explorer sidebar.

Credits: luke.digital