Gdrive Service Account shows drive as empty

I have created my service account, and it seems to connect just fine (no errors, etc). However when I go to do a file listing it tells me the drive is empty. See below:

~$ rclone lsd gdrive:
~$ rclone ls gdrive:
~$ rclone -vvvv lsd gdrive:
2018/01/25 07:49:02 DEBUG : Using config file from “/home/myuser/.config/rclone/rclone.conf”
2018/01/25 07:49:02 DEBUG : rclone: Version “v1.39” starting with parameters [“rclone” “-vvvv” “lsd” “gdrive:”]
2018/01/25 07:49:03 INFO : Google drive root ‘’: Modify window is 1ms
2018/01/25 07:49:03 DEBUG : Go routines at exit 6
2018/01/25 07:49:03 DEBUG : rclone: Version “v1.39” finishing with parameters [“rclone” “-vvvv” “lsd” “gdrive:”]

And here is my rclone.conf
type = drive
client_id =
client_secret =
service_account_file = /home/myuser/Downloads/Account_Removal_API.json

Let me know how to proceed.

Thank you

That seems to be what service accounts do - give you your own playspace which you can use but not see other stuff.

I don’t fully understand the Google Drive Service account thing, but there is some discussion here: about it. Any help appreciated!

Awesome, thank you. Do you know if this feature has been implemented in the beta/trunk? I will be downloading the latest trunk and testing here later today.

Thank you,

No it hasn’t. Help needed!