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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sync to Google Docs from Windows Explorer with Gladinet Cloud Desktop

Google Docs offers a hosted storage service for storing files in the cloud. Gladinet, a software vendor, has a solution called Gladinet Cloud Desktop that makes it easy to sync to Google Docs from Windows Explorer. In fact, Gladinet Cloud Desktop turns Windows Explorer into a cloud storage portal that can easily sync to Google Docs from other storage services or upload files from your desktop to any storage service you choose. Gladinet achieves this through a complete Google Doc integration with your file system.

What is Google Doc File System Integration?
Gladinet Cloud Desktop allows you to mount Google Docs storage as a local folder that looks and behaves the same as any other folder you would access from Windows Explorer.  One neat thing about this support is that you can mix and match storage services, so if you run out of storage from one free provider you can add storage from another free provider. Or, if you need to move files between providers, its as simple as a drag and drop. This is possible because Gladinet’s Google Docs plugin is accompanied by plugins for every other major service provider, all in a single package!
To create the Google Doc integration, we must first mount Google Docs Storage as a local folder. Right click on the Gladinet systray icon and select "Mount Cloud Storage" to launch the wizard that allows us to mount cloud storage.

Before you can sync to Google Docs, you must enter the credentials for your account. This is done in the next step of the wizard.

After the completion of this process, your Google Docs Storage can be accessed from a local folder as shown below and you can sync to Google Docs with a drag and drop, cut and paste or use any other native explorer method to sync files to Google Docs. And now you have a complete Google Docs integration with your desktop.


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Michael Kent said...

I've installed Gladinet. Here's what I want to be able to do: Open a doc via "My Gladinet Drive" and Windows Explorer and make changes to it. Then, access the same doc (inclusive of my edits) via Google. Right now, the changes aren't being carried over. Am I missing something? Thanks!

Jerry Huang said...

after you edit the file locally (on the gladinet drive). Need to do a refresh on the web interface to get the latest. Otherwise there is an inherent version in the url for the opened doc.

if you modify on the web interface, you need to right click on the file locally and do "Force Refresh/Update" so it brings in the latest version. It will do so if the cache time expires. Doing a force update will do invalidate the cache copy if there is any.