Copying and auto-convert of Google Drive docs from GSuite-not-free-anymore to regular Google Drive

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I am trying to copy my GSuite (was free) Google Drive directories to my plain-old-Google-account Drive. Everything works great, except the Google Docs are not automatically converted to the internal Google Doc format but remain a ".doc" file and show up as such.

I do have the setting in Google Drive to "automatically convert on upload".

Is there a flag or something I am missing in how to copy from one GDrive to another GDrive and automatically convert the files to the internal Google format?

I suspect it is all related to the Google API...

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.53.1-DEV

  • os/arch: darwin/amd64
  • go version: go1.15.2

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

Google Drive

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone copy --progress GDrive1:/TestDirectory GDrive2:/TestDirectory

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = drive
scope = drive
token = <redacted>

type = drive
scope = drive
token = <redacted>

A log from the command with the -vv flag

Paste  log here

Ugh, I think I just found my answer... --drive-import-formats docx,xlsx,pptx.

It did complain the files were different sizes and so I actually had to do --ignore-size --drive-import-formats docx,xlsx,pptx.

Hope this seems right and is helpful to others.

just curious, is there a reason to use an old DEV instead of latest official stable v1.57.0?

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