Add Google Drive in Office 2013 as a Cloud Storage Service

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In my last post I shared a script that allows users to add Dropbox as a cloud storage in Office 2013. Now, if you are a Google Drive user, and would like that as a service too within Office, then in this post you’ll find a solution, in the form of another script.

After adding Google Drive, you should see it in your Places list as seen in below image:
Google Drive in Office 2013

Add Google Drive to Office 2013

Setup steps are similar to the other script. If you’ve run that, you can skip after step 1. So, without any more waiting, here are the steps:

  1. Download and run this script: Gdrive_service_add.bat
  2. It will ask you to press any key to continue, press any key on your keyboard.
  3. Type in the path to your Google Drive folder. Make sure there’s no ‘/’ at the end of the path.
  4. Script will now add the necessary changes to your system registry.
  5. Once it finishes, close the Command Prompt window.
  6. Now start any Office program and proceed to add your Google Drive account as a Cloud Service.

That’s it! You can now save, open, and sync documents directly to your Google Drive account from within Office. Documents are saved in the main folder. Any change you make to a file is immediately synced to the cloud, from there you can retrieve the most updated copy on any of your other connected device.

Remove Google Drive from Office 2013

You can click on the service within Word to remove it. This will allow you to reconnect it at later time if you want.

Remove Google Drive from Office 2013

This script works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and Windows 7.
[Gdrive_service_add.bat script via Google Groups]