By Kelsey / Last Updated May 11, 2020

Can I Sync Google Drive File Stream Multiple Accounts?

User A:” Is there any way to run two instances of Google Drive File Stream on the same account? I have two Google Drive accounts, a school and personal but at the moment there is no way I can see Google Drive file stream multiple accounts or even two at the same time to mount. Does anyone know where to start?”

User B:” How to sync multiple accounts with Google Drive File Stream? Is it possible to sync multiple G Suite accounts with Google Drive File Stream? If yes, how? I am G Suite Admin for multiple companies, all of which are on G Suite and employ Google Drive File Stream. On my computer however it doesn't seem possible to sync all companies at once. I first have to sign out and sign back in to access files from the other companies. Thanks in advance!”

Do You Know What Google Drive File Stream is?

Google Drive File Stream is a desktop application that allows you to quickly access all of the files of your Google Drive, directly from your computer without losing precious drive space.

Google Drive File Stream Sign In

With Google Drive File Stream, your files are stored on the cloud, not your computer, it will not take up your disk space, any changes you make will be automatically synchronized with the cloud, so that you can quickly and easily in any place where the Internet is connected access.

Listed below are the features for Google Drive File Stream:

  • Quickly access all your Google Drive files in Finder/Explorer (including Team Drives).

  • Browse and organize Google Drive files without downloading all of them to your computer.

  • Choose which files or folders you'd like to make available offline.

  • Open files in common apps like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop.

Google Drive File Stream

Why Want to Run Drive File Stream Multiple Accounts?

With the development of the Internet era, the demand for Google Drive File Stream is increasing. If you run a business, you may have registered multiple accounts of Google Drive File Stream to enhance collaboration with a single customer. Or you just want to separate work files from personal files.

However, it is not possible to connect Google Drive File Stream multiple accounts on same computer at one time. So if you have multiple accounts with Google Drive File Stream, you need to log out and log in every time you want to use another account, it can be cumbersome and unfeasible.

Googledrive

The most feasible way we can think of now is to connect Google Drive multiple accounts, so that when you want to access files through multiple accounts with Google Drive File Stream, you can do so through the connection between Google accounts.

So, is there any way to use multiple accounts with Google Drive on same computer at the same time? Next, this article will provide you with three methods and how to complete the operation step by step.

How to Connect Multiple Google Drive Accounts?

Here are three methods that may help you, you can choose the one that suits you best according to the following content.

Method 1. Connect Multiple Google Drive Accounts with cBackupper. (Recommend)

cBackupper allows you to easily connect multiple Google accounts together. It seems impossible to move directly from Google Drive to another Google Drive, but in the age of computer technology, everything is possible. (cBackupper also supports OneDrive, Dropbox and FTP/SFTP)

Step 1. Enter cBackupper's homepage and click Sign Up in the upper right corner (if you have an account, you can sign in directly).

Sign Up

Step 2. Add and authorize your Google Drive under the "Clouds" tab. And click OK to add this drive. You can add Google Drive accounts as many as you have.

Add Google Drive

Step 3. After adding, all your Google Drive accounts are in one place now. With only one login, you can easily connect multiple Google Drive accounts and transfer your files on them with cBackupper.

Google Drive Multiple Accounts

Step 4. After connecting cloud storage, you can click "Tasks" tab to move files between cloud storage accounts quickly and easily on just one single interface.

Create Task

Step 5. Name your backup task, click “Add Source” button to add one Google Drive account as the transfer source. Similarly, click the “Add Destination” button to add another Google Drive account as the backup destination. Then, click “Start Backup” to execute a task.

Add Source And Destination

Method 2. Sync Multiple Google Drive Accounts via Your Internet Account.

You can use Google's sharing feature to synchronize two or more Google Drives or Google a paid account. First, you need to select a "master" account and open a folder in it. You can then let other accounts access this folder.

Follow these steps to sync Google Drive accounts:

Step 1. Choose a primary Google Drive account. Sign in to another Google account (the one you want to sync from) and go to Google Drive.

Step 2. Click New on the top left side of the interface.

Googledrive Click New

Step 3. Then select Folder.

Googledrive Click Folder

Step 4. Drag and drop the files to be shared into this folder.

Googledrive Drag And Drop Files Shared

Step 5. Right-click on this folder and select Share.

Googledrive Select Share

Step 6. Enter the email address of your primary Google Drive account and authorize it. Click "Send".

Googledrive Select Send

Step 7. Log in to your primary account. You will see an email sent by Google to your main account and ask for permission. Then click Open and select the Shared with me folder. Right-click the folder. Choose to add to "My drive".

Step 8. The synced folder will now appear on your drive on your primary account. To access it, press “My Drive” on the left side of the Google Drive home page.

Googledrive Select My Drive

When you create a folder and share it for the first time, you can add multiple accounts to it. Repeat the above process, and in step 6, enter the email addresses of all the accounts you want to sync with the folder with. Then do steps 6-8 for each account that you want to sync the folder with.

Now your multiple Google Drive accounts will have access to this folder. You can then manage all the content inside the folder from whichever account you want. Use your primary account to access any of the folders you shared.

Method 3. Merging Multiple Google Drive Accounts Using Google Drive Backup and Sync.

If you’ve installed the Google Drive Backup and Sync app, you can use a similar process to sync multiple Google Drive accounts and manage files from multiple accounts. To do this, you should:

Step 1. Download and open Backup and Sync, then sign in.

Google Sync Sign In

Step 2. Click More (three-dot icon). Then select Preferences.

Step 3. Go to the Settings menu. Click on Disconnect Account. Press OK when prompted.

Step 4. Log into another Google Drive account. Select the folders that you want to backup and sync to your Drive account. (If you want to sync everything from your computer, check Sync my drive to this computer. If you want a particular folder, check it individually). Hit Next.

Step 5. Select Continue to link the new files and folders with the Google Drive folder that you have on your desktop.

Final Words

By following the above steps, you can see that cBackupper is the easiest way to help you easily and quickly run Google Drive File Stream multiple accounts on same computer. cBackupper is a free server for cloud backup and management, it can manage multiple cloud storage services at the same time.

You can also freely and quickly access and manage files saved in other locations between different accounts of any allowed cloud storage. cBackupper offers many possibilities. Try it!