Cloud Drives

Cloud Drives

Sync with Dropbox and Insync

Sync files from Dropbox, GoogleDrive, and OneDrive. Dropbox provides its own syncing software, while GoogleDrive and OneDrive can be synced with Insync. Notice that Insync is paid software, but the subscription is very reasonable.

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Sync With Dropbox

The Dropbox connection software is preinstalled and you are prompted to connect on initial sign-in.

Sync With GoogleDrive and OneDrive

The Inysnc connection software is preinstalled and you are prompted to connect on intital sign-in.

Troubleshooting

Q: I have noticed that my account avatar in Insync does not match the one I set for my Google account. How can I fix this?

Click on the top-right (+) to add another Google Drive account. Enter in the address of the account you would like updated. After authorizing the account, Insnyc will update the avatar and then notify you that the account is already configured.

Q: I use Insync and have noticed that it can sometimes use 100% or more CPU and spin up the fans. This can't be good for performance or battery life. How can I improve this?

A: This is a known Insync bug that has yet to be fully resolved, although it now happens less frequently. You can right-click on the Insync system tray icon and select Quit. This will stop syncing and CPU use. Restart Insync from the application menu to resume syncing. CPU use should drop significantly after restart.

Q: I see the following error message when fetching software updates. This happens when using Discover or the command-line. How can I fix this?

#> ... #> W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://apt.insync.io/ubuntu focal InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: EXPKEYSIG A684470CACCAF35C Insynchq Inc <services@insynchq.com> #> W: Failed to fetch http://apt.insync.io/ubuntu/dists/focal/InRelease The following signatures were invalid: EXPKEYSIG A684470CACCAF35C Insynchq Inc <services@insynchq.com> #> ...

A: This is due to expired key. This can be fixed as illustrated below.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys A684470CACCAF35C #> Executing: /tmp/apt-key-gpghome.1ycTtlkN0q/gpg.1.sh --keyserver #> keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys A684470CACCAF35C #> gpg: key A684470CACCAF35C: "Insynchq Inc <services@insynchq.com>" 1 new signature #> gpg: Total number processed: 1 #> gpg: new signatures: 1

You may replace the keyserver URL with hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 if you need to work around a firewall. After updating the key, the error should be eliminated.

Revisions

This is a partial revision history. See the git repository for all entries.

Disclaimer

We try hard to provide a useful solution validated by professionals. However, we cannot anticipate every situation, and therefore cannot guarantee this procedure will work for your needs. Always backup your data and test the solution to determine the correct procedure for you.

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