Plexdrive mounts your Google Drive FUSE filesystem (optimized for media playback) .
Move the binary into the ~/bin directory and rename it.
mv plexdrive-linux-amd64 ~/bin/plexdrive
Make the binary executable.
chmod +x ~/bin/plexdrive
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
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.