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I know I can switch between two different accounts with Google Drive on the web, but, can I use two Google Drive accounts at the same time in Windows 7?

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According to Google's official page It's not possible to use Google Drive for your Mac/PC with more than one account at the same time: Switch between multiple Google Drive accounts - Google Drive Help

It's not possible to use Google Drive for your Mac/PC with more than one account at the same time.

If you want to use Google Drive for your Mac/PC with a different account, disconnect the account you're signed into and sign into another account. We don't recommend doing this frequently, as you'll need to create a new Google Drive folder every time you switch accounts.

Another user posted a poor solution (in my opinion):

Setup multiple user-accounts on your computer, setup Google Drive client software under each user-account, syncing with a different Google account from each one. Share the folders with your main account. As long as you keep the other user-accounts logged in, Google Drive will keep syncing for all the accounts you've set up.

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Try Insync which is a dropbox-like service for Google users that support multiple Google Drive accounts. I think this one will solve your problem. Hope it helps!

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You can try Otixo. It is web app that allows managing multiple cloud accounts online (e.g. copying files between accounts) and also allows access to Otixo in Windows by WebDav.

EDIT: From now Otixo is no longer free...

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CloudFuze.com offers management across multiple accounts .

Download Free : www.cloudfuze.com/access-google-drive-multiple-accounts/

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Welcome to Super User! We generally frown upon excessive self-promotion. Please try to keep your answers relevant and make sure your answers aren't all about your product. –  slhck Mar 7 '13 at 19:08
    
Be sure that answers actually answer the question, if you have a comment that is not an answer it is best to leave it as a comment. –  zeel Mar 7 '13 at 19:12
    
@zeel It seems that this tool does exactly what the OP wants, namely using two Drive accounts at the same time. Also, users with less than 50 reputation cannot leave comments –  slhck Mar 7 '13 at 19:30
    
The question asked if you can use two accounts at once, not if there was an application to get around the fact that you can not. –  zeel Mar 7 '13 at 19:40
    
@zeel Exactly: The question asked if you can use two accounts at once, and if there happens to be an application that allows you to do so, that's a valid answer. –  slhck Mar 7 '13 at 19:47

I've had the same problem, not only on my Mac but I also wanted to access all three of my Drives from my iPad and iPhone as well. I've found a small and simple workaround to simply combine your drives.

  1. Make a folder in your main drive called ‘My other Google Drive’ (or whatever you’d like to call it)
  2. On your other Google Drive, share your folder(s) with yourself (your main account) and adjust it so you ‘Can edit’
  3. On your main account, go to ‘Shared with me’ and drag this folder (or these folders) to the folder you just made (‘My other Google Drive’)

Source

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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. I have done it for you this time –  Canadian Luke Apr 26 '13 at 18:52

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