Google Backup and Sync

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Google continuously updates this application, making little changes that are hard to spot since this application runs in the background.

The most important functions work fine, however the settings menu is no accessible after the first execution.

The version described here uses the standalone installer.

Application Details:

Version: 3.46
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.17

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works


Browser login

Initial configuration

Google Drive syncing

Tray icon with animated status

What does not

In-application login

First execution graphical user interface

Post install configuration

Application update


Since in-application login does not work, use the browser link to login through you web browser.

What was not tested

Google Photos

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Install Instructions

  1. wget
  2. export WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32-gdrive
  3. winetricks ie8 vcrun2008 wininet winhttp
  4. winecfg
  5. In the "Libraries" tab of winecfg edit the entries "winhttp" and "wininet" and set them to "Builtin, then native" (thanks @Io Mihai)
  6. wine start gsync_enterprise.msi
  7. wine $HOME/.wine32-gdrive/drive_c/Program\ Files/Google/Drive/googledrivesync.exe
  8. login fails
  9. select browser login
  10. configuration

At this point the application seems not to be running, however an inspection with iotop will evidence application activity. 

After the sync completes (check with iotop), run:

wineserver -k

And run the program again, the tray icon should appear in the system tray.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch LinuxOct 17 20194.17Yes Yes YesSilverzwastik 

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