Plexdrive mounts your Google Drive FUSE filesystem (optimized for media playback) .


  1. Download Plexdrive

  2. Move the binary into the ~/bin directory and rename it.

     mv plexdrive-linux-amd64 ~/bin/plexdrive
  3. Make the binary executable.

     chmod +x ~/bin/plexdrive
  4. If ~/bin is not in your PATH already, add it.

      echo "PATH=\$HOME/bin:\$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc && source ~/.bashrc


You will need to create a Google Drive client ID and client secret. Instructions for doing this can be seen here.


Beginning with version 5 of Plexdrive, default settings are based on the hardware it is being ran on. Our HDD and SSD plans are very powerful, and in fact too powerful because the high default values do not work well with Plexdrive. It is recommended to mount with the following parameters:

     plexdrive mount -v 3 --chunk-check-threads=16 --chunk-load-threads=16 --chunk-load-ahead=16 --max-chunks=256 /home/user/mountedfolder

Unmount with

    fusermount -uz ~/mountedfolder


You will always receive the following error when using FUSE mounts without root privileges. This is fine and it can be ignored. The error is:

    mount helper error: fusermount: failed to open /etc/mtab: Permission denied

Many guides on the Internet have said to use the "allow_other" parameter, however you should not do this. This is only intended for when Plex runs on its own user account, and on a shared system it would mean other users being able to access your mounted data. We have this module disabled and you will receive errors if trying to use it.