Windows 10: Add or Remove Google Drive from Navigation Pane in Windows 10  

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  1.    17 May 2017 #70

    Kbird, here's an alternative workaround. In Word/Excel, change Tools>options>default file location to E:\
    Then google drive, dropbox, one drive are (or can be) displayed.
    I found I can use the open file dialogue from the google drive icon here
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       17 May 2017 #71

    For reference, here are the locations in the .reg file that need to be modified if you moved your user profile folder or installed Google Chrome to another location than default.

    (To specify icon from where Google Drive is installed at)
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    (Google Drive folder location in your user profile folder)
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    (64-bit only. To specify icon from where Google Drive is installed at)
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    (64-bit only. Google Drive folder location in your user profile folder)
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  3.    17 May 2017 #72

    Brink said: View Post
    For reference, here are the locations in the .reg file that need to be modified if you moved your user profile folder or installed Google Chrome to another location than default.
    Good afternoon Brink
    Are these the values that i should expect to find, - or how they should appear after my modifications?
    Given that my Google drive should be on E:\ how should the entries appear?
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       17 May 2017 #73

    ECPC said: View Post
    Good afternoon Brink
    Are these the values that i should expect to find, - or how they should appear after my modifications?
    Given that my Google drive should be on E:\ how should the entries appear?

    If this is the full path for your Google Drive folder location, then you should change the TargetFolderPath value in the registry from the screenshots above to E:\Google Drive.
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  5.    17 May 2017 #74

    Brink said: View Post
    If this is the full path for your Google Drive folder location, then you should change the TargetFolderPath value in the registry from the screenshots above to E:\Google Drive.
    Brink
    You're a star
    I have modified "InitPropertyBag" to E:\Google drive and it has done the trick

    From within Word & Excel, Google drive now appears "on the desktop" and I have full access to the folder
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    From within Reader it appears in the Nav Pane
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    I don't have to use the icon I pinned to quick access

    My Registry "Default Icon" was the same value as yours. I Haven't modified it.. should I?
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       17 May 2017 #75

    Great news.

    You would only need to modify the value of the "Default Icon" key if the Google Drive was installed to a different location than the "Program Files" (32-bit) or "Program Files (x86)" (64-bit) default location.

    The Google Drive icon showing correctly in your screenshot is confirmation that it's currently correct. If it wasn't, you would see a default folder icon instead.
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  7.    17 May 2017 #76

    Brink said: View Post
    Is that a Google Drive desktop icon instead of in the navigation pane?

    If so, then what target does it have on its properties page?
    Ooops sorry Brink for some reason I did not get an email about this post ..... or it went to junk...

    In Acrobat,Word (2007 here) etc to find Google Drive you have to click on the Desktop Button yes , as it does not show in My PC (or you can use Libraries to get around the issue by making Google Drive one of you Libraries as I did )

    If I use that button from Explorer it works as it should (the properties for the Link show it on E:\ ) but if I use any Open Dialog it uses the Default Location on C:\ Drive for some reason?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
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       17 May 2017 #77

    @Kbird,

    If you change the TargetFolderPath value for your path like above, does it work properly?
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  •    17 May 2017 #78

    Well that is the second strange part as there is no Google Drive Desktop Icon , nor one for OneDrive actually, yet they both show under Desktop in the Explorer view, and the Google Drive one properties says E:\ and can't be changed , not sure why it says it is read only though as I am the only User , so Admin of course..

    There are Icons for both in the Taskbar area though.....

    I have alot of desktop Icons (old habit as I hate start Menus and multiple layer drilling down) so I actually have my "desktop" on E:\ as well so that if a Win10 update goes sideways and needs reinstalling , I don't lose all my icons/links etc too.


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       17 May 2017 #79

    I have Windows10 CU 64bit. I ran 64 bit reg file and restarted the windows.
    When I clicked Google Drive, I got the following
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    Then I created the folder in default location.
    But I am not finding driver folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Google
    What am I doing wrong?
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