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