Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Google Drive Portable, a safe place for all your files!
"With interface improvements and more features, Google Drive keeps getting better. In fact, it’s practically indispensable if you rely on Android or Chrome OS devices for your work." —Stuart Andrews, (22 Feb, 2015)
"...Google Drive is best suited to those wedded to the Google ecosystem, only really coming into its own if your company uses Gmail or relies on Google apps. For those who do most of their work in the traditional Microsoft Office apps, it has considerably weaker appeal... Performance is a little snappier after the initial device sync, but for those in the Windows world, we see few compelling reasons to trade OneDrive for Google’s offering." —Barry Collins, (24 Mar, 2015)
"We would not recommend using Google Drive as a backup service because essential features are amiss such as automatic backups, scheduling or a decent way to select folders across your operating system. Is Google Drive worth it? Certainly, if your use of the service is limited. If you’re backing up huge amounts of data regularly, you might want to explore other online backup solutions." —Mauricio Prinzlau,
Google Drive is a cloud storage and file backup for photos, docs, and more.

Size: 53.4 MB (56,082,432 bytes) Packed Size: 40.9 MB (42,934,272 bytes)
MD5: CF14C74A3CC07581D5E41B5272FF53D8

More releases... More releases...

Reason for discontinuation

The portable app. has a habit of crashing Windows' File Explorer on first run, and we feel quite uneasy about it. And we just find a good replacement: RcloneBrowser.

Read the help :)

  • Please read the help file first.
  • You have to manually reconfigure Google Drive each time you move or rename the portable app. folder.
  • Somehow Google Drive will crash Explorer on each first run—a dark screen with even task bar gone for a while—but not on subsequent start.
  • When closing/exiting, please watch your Task Manager—since it will take quite a while.

Portability Notes

  • Google Drive do not have portable mode. It stores its settings in Windows' registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

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