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Is it possible to change the Google Drive folder from the default to something that is not on your desktop?

For example, I want to use D:\Data as my local Google Drive folder.

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Easiest way is to let it "have it's way" when installing, and then:

  1. Right-click Google Drive and select "Quit Google Drive"
  2. Move/rename the folder to where you want it
  3. Launch Google Drive again from the start menu. It will complain that the folder is missing
  4. Click the tray icon the first entry on the menu will read like "Error - Google Drive folder is missing"; click it.
  5. Choose "Locate Folder" and browse to your new folder/location.

(It's actually easier than it looks, so after you've done it once you can repeat this forerever on any other computer/re-install that you do without having to google for it like I just did. :))

This procedure was taken from a comment on the already linked site http://www.poweraxess.com/internet/change-google-drive-default-folder-location-in-windows and I tried for myself and summarized the steps here for easier reference.

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http://www.poweraxess.com/internet/change-google-drive-default-folder-location-in-windows

This should help you out, and the google drive folder is not actually on your desktop, that is just an alias to the actual folder in your user folder.

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While this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  soandos Jun 13 '12 at 0:40

For me it did not work to just quit Google Drive as some of the answer states. When choosing location it complained that it was not the original location of Google Drive.

What I had to do in order to change local location was to uninstall and then reinstall Google Drive. In the installation setup I chose Advanced settings and then it is possible to choose local location folder.

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HOW TO CHANGE GOOGLE DRIVE DESTINATION FOLDER LOCATION Click Here to full detail: http://goo.gl/P5VkBP

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Welcome to Super User! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. --- Also do you think that all users of an English language site understand Thai? Please include the essential parts of the answer here in English. Thank you. –  pabouk Nov 29 '13 at 13:01

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