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I've been using Google Drive for a while with ups and downs. One major down that I recently discovered is that it doesn't appear in command prompt mode, although it appears fine in Windows Explorer. As a result, some Windows applications that access folders based on their visibility from command prompt can't detect Google Drive. Google Drive's attribute is definitely not hidden either.

So, why is Google Drive invisible from command prompt, and is there any way to make Google Drive visible?

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I'm running Google Drive under Windows 7, and the Google Drive folder is visible to me from the command prompt. – PJC Nov 16 '12 at 17:09
mmm. I'm on Windows 7 too. How come it doesn't show up in mine.. – Anon Nov 16 '12 at 20:05
I don't see the google drive in Vista or XP either.. Are you sure it's visible? You can certainly move into the folder by "CD Google Drive", but the directory "Google Drive" is nowhere to be seen in its immediate parent directory. Thus my question. – Anon Nov 16 '12 at 20:43
Google Drive contains a space in the name. do you quote the name before giving it to cd? as in cd "Google Drive"? – akira Nov 17 '12 at 7:42
If you read my question carefully, I said I have no problem moving into the Google Drive with the cd command. The question is why the directory is not visible in its parent directory when one can still move into it from the parent directory with the CD command. – Anon Nov 17 '12 at 17:52
up vote 1 down vote accepted

dir /as will display it for me, so it must have the system attribute.

Oddly enough, dir /ad (list directories) will also list it.

Running the cmd.exe as Administrator didn't help.

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