Google Drive Client for Linux
ExpanDrive is a powerful Google Drive client that supports personal Google Drive accounts as well as GSuite Drive accounts, including support for Team Drives. It securely connects to the Google Drive API and transparently supports ADFS and 2FA.
ExpanDrive 7 runs on Windows, Mac and a host of Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Red Hat, Linux Mint, CentOS, Debian and most other popular distributions. We provide Deb and RPM based installers and have an integrated auto-updater to help you stay up to date.
Google Drive Network Drive on Ubuntu
“ExpanDrive lets you mount remote sftp drives and it actually works! I.e. no long delays or dropped connection in the middle of a save.”
Allan Odgaard, TextMate
“My first impression after reading ExpanDrive’s promotional description last week was that it sounded too good to be true. One week later, I’m pretty sure it actually is that good.”
John Gruber, Daring Fireball
Debian based distributions
For Debian based distributions like Ubuntu start by download our latest .deb package. With modern versions of apt you can download and install the package using the apt command. This will also pull in the required dependencies.
sudo apt install ./ExpanDrive_7.0.16_amd64.deb
Alternatively you can install the package with dpkg, but then you’ll need to use apt to fulfill the dependencies.
Redhat based distributions
Download our latest RPM and use yum to install ExpanDrive and the required dependencies.
sudo yum localinstall ./ExpanDrive-7.0.16.x86_64.rpm
Mapping a Google Drive on Linux
ExpanDrive connects your files as a fast network drive. Like Drive Filestream on Mac or Windows everything is accessed on demand. You can browse and open any file from within your file manager or from the command-line. ExpanDrive builds native access to Google Drive into Linux.