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    Google Drive in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10

    Google Drive in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Google Drive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10
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    How to Add or Remove Google Drive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

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    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more.

    To use Google Drive on your PC, you must first download and install it from: Download Google Drive - Free Cloud Storage

    If you have Google Drive installed, this tutorial will show you how to add or remove Google Drive from the navigation pane of File Explorer for your account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Google Drive in navigation pane of File Explorer
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (32-bit add), step 3 (64-bit add), or step 4 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Google Drive to Navigation Pane in 32-bit Windows 10

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    32-bit_Add_Google_Drive_to_navigation_pane.reg

    download


     3. To Add Google Drive to Navigation Pane in 64-bit Windows 10

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    64-bit_Add_Google_Drive_to_navigation_pane.reg

    download


     4. To Remove Google Drive from Navigation Pane

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Remove_Google_Drive_from_navigation_pane.reg

    download

    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. If prompted, click/tap on Run, OK (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 3
    Win10
       2016-08-10 #1

    I changed the default location of Drive to "D:\BD Google Drive" hoping I could install multiple Drive instances, which I don't guess is possible. Would I still use the same reg in Win10 64-bit, or do I have to edit the "TargetFolderPath"? You have it in hex, I've tried converting buy it doesn't look anything like your fomat (I'm not a programmer...) Any help!!
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,342
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-08-10 #2

    Hello Hockeyfreak, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yeah, after you merge the .reg file, you'll need to manually edit the registry keys in Registry Editor for the new path.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 3
    Win10
       2016-08-10 #3

    Awesome! Thanks, I'll figure out how. Shouldn't be hard. Then just save and reboot, I should be good?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,342
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-08-10 #4

    You'll only need to correct the paths. No need to reboot.

    If you need any help, please feel free to let me know.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 3
    Win10
       2016-08-10 #5

    SWEET!! Worked like a charm. I'm trying to thank you again, but can't until I spread it around. I'll be here more often. 10 is better than 7 in my opinion, but there are so many things I need to tweak.

    Thanks so much.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,342
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-08-10 #6

    You're most welcome. I'm glad to hear you got it sorted.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
       2016-08-12 #7

    Excellent
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  8. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,385
    Win10 1607
       2016-08-18 #8

    Hi Brink , Thanks....

    I had the same issue as HockeyFreak , as my Google Drive is using F:\Google Drive , since I didn't want it on my small OS SSD.

    Just thought this might help someone else to change their's too if needed. Changing the Target Folder in the registry to F:\Google Drive immediately got it to Show in the Explorer RH Pane (no reboot) instead of throwing the Error message.

    The registry Key you need to change:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{81539FE6-33C7-4CE7-90C7-1C7B8F2F2D41}\Instance\InitPropertyBag

    and a pic of mine.... right click on TargetFolderPath >modify ..... and change the Value Data to your Google Drive location.

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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-08-19 #9

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