How to Upload Files to Google Drive

What you’ll need to upload files to Google Drive:

  1. A Google Drive account
  2. Your user ID (usually an email address) and password for the Google Drive account

Note: If FileZilla Pro is configured to save passwords protected by a master password, (see Protect Passwords with a Master Password ),you’ll only need to authenticate it for use with Google Drive once; it will save the access token for future connections.

What to do

  1. Open FileZilla Pro.
  2. In the menu bar, click on File > Site Manager….
    The Site Manager window will be displayed.
  3. Click on New Site.
  4. Select Google Drive from the Protocol drop down list.
  5. Enter your user ID into the User field.
  6. Click on Connect.
    If you’re using Windows, a security alert might be displayed. Ensure that Private
    networks
    is ticked, and that Public networks is not ticked.
  7. FileZilla Pro will open a Google Drive authorization page in a browser window.
    This is a step required by Google, to ensure that you permit FileZilla Pro to access your files on the cloud. If you’re not already logged in to Google Drive, you’ll need to login before you can authorize FileZilla Pro to access your files.

  8. Click on Allow.
    FileZilla Pro will check the server’s TLS certificate and display a window like this:
  9. Check that the Common name listed on the certificate is for googleapis.com and click OK.
    FileZilla Pro will display your Google Drive folders in the Remote Directories section of the main window.
  10. You can now transfer files between your local machine and your Google Drive.

    Watch our tutorial showing how to connect to Google Drive.