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Mac: when “Save time with right-click sharing from your Google Drive folder” fails…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/09

A few years ago, Google Drive introduced this:

For those looking to share files more quickly, listen up. You can now share with others directly from the Google Drive folder on your Mac or PC. To share a file while inside your Google Drive folder, simply right click the file, select “Google Drive” and then click “Share.” This new feature is rolling out over the next few days.

Source: [WayBackSave time with right-click sharing from your Google Drive folder…

However, sometimes it fails. And the menu has changed as well.

By now the menu looks like this:

  • “View with Google Drive”
  • “Share using Google Drive”

If those do not appear, then:

Try to stop, then start Google Drive.

If that fails:

  1. click on the Google Drive icon in the top menu bar so the menu appears: 
  2. above, click on the downward ellipsis so the submenu appears: 
  3. in it select “Preferences…” to get to the configuration dialog:
  4. in the dialog, uncheck “Show file sync status icons and right click menu”, then:
    • Click the “Apply” button
    • Repeat steps 1..4 with check then “Show file sync status icons and right click menu”.

This basically re-initialises how Google Drive interacts with the Finder.
–jeroen

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