Similar to How to synchronize directories outside the Google Drive directory but specific to OS X.

I have a folder in Application Support I want to be backed up on Google Drive. How can I make Google Drive add that folder as an extra thing to sync?


Make a symlink tot that folder in your google driver folder.

cd ~/Google\ Drive
ln -s ~/Application\ Support

Edit: Google drive doesn't support symlinks, so one solution I see is:

  1. Boot in the recovery mode
  2. Move your application support folder to google drive
  3. Create a symlink to this folder in your home folder

Disclaimer: I didn't test it, but it should work.

  • You are right, I tried it now in Lion, it doesn't work, but you can do it the other way arroud, I edited the post. – UncleLaz Jun 2 '12 at 8:33

Right now my solution is to rsync the two directories in a cronjob. e.g.:

rsync -r "/Users/gak/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 2" "/Users/gak/Google Drive/Configuration/"

Unison is probably a better alternative to rsync in this case, since it can do a two way rsync.

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