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KIO GDrive

KIO GDrive is a KIO slave that enables KIO-aware applications (such as Dolphin, Kate or Gwenview) to access and edit Google Drive files on the cloud.

Kio gdrive.png

How to install


pacman -S kio-gdrive


emerge kde-misc/kio-gdrive


KIO GDrive is available as part of openSUSE Tumbleweed and is regularly updated there. Use YaST or zypper to install kio-gdrive.

openSUSE Leap users can find it in the KDE:Extra third-party repository.


Just open your application menu and look for "Google Drive". You should find a Desktop file that will open Dolphin with the gdrive:// URL already set.

You can do the same from the command line as well:

kioclient5 exec gdrive:/

Build from source

Build on Linux

Assuming that you have all the dependencies already installed, just do:

git clone git://
cd kio-gdrive
mkdir build && cd build
sudo make install
kdeinit5 # or just re-login
On some distro (e.g. Archlinux) installing in a different prefix (such as /usr/local) might not work.

If you have problems building from source, feel free to ask for help in the #kde-devel irc channel.



First stable release


Fixed a bug that caused the login dialog to show up again after authentication (bugs 367988, 369581).


Fixed copy-pasting from gdrive:// URLs to local disk (bug 369619).


Stop trashing all account files on account removal.



How to Contribute

Upload patches for review here:

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