Sunday, November 10, 2013

Google Drive FTP Adapter

Google Drive FTP Adapter


This open source application lets you connect your FTP applications to your Google Drive files through the FTP protocol rather than using the Official's Google Drive client.

This custom google drive client was created because official's one can't be reinstalled in a new PC without having to redownload all your drive files again, from the cloud to your local PC.  So if you have hundred of Gigas and a regular ADSL it would take weeks to complete.
Also, because the official client does not support FAT32 partitions and I used to have all my files in one of this partitions.

So this application basically starts a FTP server in your local machine emulating that it is hosting your google drive files, acting as a gateway. Once this setup is done, you can connect any FTP client to connect to your google drive files. I use it in conjunction with Beyond compare to compare my local files (stored anywhere in my hard drive) and compare them to ones I have in the google drive cloud.
You can download and see the instructions in  http://www.andresoviedo.org/google-drive-ftp-adapter


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