Download Mountain Duck as an alternative to Drive File Stream.
Connect to your Google Drive to store plain files.
Google Drive uses OAuth 2 to allow Cyberduck to access your files on Google Drive. Choose your account email as the username in the bookmark and choose Allow on the website opened in your default web browser to allow Cyberduck to View and manage the files in your Google Drive. Copy the authentication code displayed into the login prompt.
Google Apps Accounts
To access the Google Docs storage of your company’s Google Apps Account, use your email address connected to your Google Apps account for the username.
Google Account With 2-Step Verification
Refer to Signing in using application-specific passwords on how to set an application-specific password to access Google Drive with 2-step verification enabled for your Google Account.
You can connect to multiple accounts at the same time. Create a new bookmark for every account and run through the OAuth flow. Make sure to log out in your browser prior setting up a new bookmark to make sure the new bookmark is linked to a newly authenticated account.
If you have accidentally logged in with the wrong Google Drive Account or want to change the login of the Google Drive bookmark you can reset the OAuth token by deleting the entries related to
https://Google Drive (user)@accounts.google.com out of the Windows Credential Manager or on macOS out of Keychain.
You can list the root contents of your Google Drive with Cyberduck CLI using
duck --list googledrive:/
Refer to the Cyberduck CLI documentation for more operations. For subsequent invocations make sure to include the
--username parameter and set it to the email address registered with Google to allow the lookup of previously saved OAuth tokens.
This only applies to Cyberduck.
You can search recursively for files fast without browsing folders first.
Google Docs Documents
For Google Docs documents (Docs, Sheets, Slides), URL shortcut files are displayed that point your web browser to the document in Google Docs.
Google Docs files can’t be managed (renamed, moved, or deleted) within Mountain Duck or Cyberduck.
Google Team Drives
Use the regular Google Drive connection type to see the Team Drives besides My Drive and Shared with me.
Google Drive is imposing rate limits to requests resulting in
403 Forbidden replies indicating the Rate Limit Exceeded error. Make sure you have set to Repeat failed networking tasks in Preferences → Connection and set a delay.
Top Level folder
It is not possible to create a top level folder in Mountain Duck or Cyberduck because of a virtual top level folder.
The Granted Scopes do not Give Access to all of the Requested Spaces
Please remove the previously saved OAuth tokens
Google Drive (Email) OAuth2 Access Token saved in your keychain and reconnect to grant Cyberduck access to Google Photos.
Google Drive may require the user is acknowledging the risk of downloading known malware or other abusive files. For such files a prompt Acknowledge the risk of downloading known malware or other abusive file is shown when the file has been flagged by Google as possible malware.