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Me and my team are using Google Drive to share results of our build processes. We used to have a shared drive on some server, accessible to all members. We run Windows XP and Win7.
Now, several team members from other locations have joined the team, and we have all switched to Google Drive - this decision is final. So far I have only seen the web front-end and I'm not aware of any other FEs.

However, manually copying build results into Google Drive is tedious, and I would like to automate things: Uploading, and sharing with the team. I have no intention of writing some extensive piece of software using the SDK, but a small script is not a problem.
I checked the web, and found dozens of snippets using the Drive SDK, but they still need much work; command-line utilities running on various flavors of Unix/Linux, not an option for Windows users; and one Windows tool, GoogleCL. The latter seemed promising, but has not been updated since 2011, and apparently isn't able to share the uploaded file with a team.

I see two possibilities: An automatic synchronisation between a specific Windows folder on my machine and a specific Google Drive folder that is already and permanently shared within the team; or a command line utility like copy/xcopy/robocopy to upload and share files using Google Drive.
Any ideas?

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Install Google Drive on your computer. – William Jackson Mar 19 '14 at 13:21
+1 That seemed to be my mental block: Google Drive is both the storage with a web frontend and a local application. Your link refers to, which automatically shows me the web frontend, but the tool seems to be available from Thanks! – Johan Bezem Mar 19 '14 at 13:32
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I don't know if I understand you right, but Google Drive provides a "local" folder, like dropbox, where you can put your file in it and it will sync with the google-drive server.

So why not create a folder inside that google-drive folder and work in there. You can use one folder and share it with your team-members. So, every time you save your work, it will be saved and uploaded to the shared folder from google-drive.

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+1 You are right, of course. But my problem was that I had only seen the web front-end, and was not aware of the googledrivesync.exe application I need to install before this directory becomes available.<br>Now I just need to request admin-privilidges to install it ;) – Johan Bezem Mar 19 '14 at 14:25
A cross platform command line would be helpful for Linux environment too. But it seems that there is no official one available for now. – Aug 18 '14 at 15:06

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