Google drive couldn't find root directory ID

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What is the problem you are having with rclone?

When I config remote with a service account file, "rclone about gd:" reports:

Get "": private key should be a PEM or plain PKCS1 or PKCS8; parse error: asn1: syntax error: sequence truncated

When I config remote with a web authorisation(success!), "rclone about god:" reports:

Failed to create file system for "god:": couldn't find root directory ID: Get "": read tcp> read: connection reset by peer

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

  • os/version: ubuntu 20.04 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 4.19.91-012.ali4000.alios7.x86_64 (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.20.2
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: none

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 about gd:
rclone about god:

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = drive
client_id =
client_secret = xxx
scope = drive
token = {"access_token":"ya29.a0AWY7CknGZDarTO1FrIFg6L69MbpYnuzydo5UVsH6XLbShP2jhVWV75Z5kO4CjDjZ6fuZGCxjR2Yl7L5UvQwRPNu_ZCb6v__7OGT4jofDqZp-a9mEYXaaye5qRmjRpPhd3b3Ed7AjoM8AK_rDGaoTVS72w2w2aCgYKAc0SARISFQG1tDrplpkyLGnY0ojMxP5CYyf3Rw0163","token_type":"Bearer","refresh_token":"1//039Fi51X0-5o5CgYIARAAGAMSNwF-L9IrBxWp7nIxVw4oQbBuuLTTGHVKzSuH8T6tnulA5PiG1tC2u6OfNxan8Fj9UXH5C6zVhBY","expiry":"2023-05-18T16:38:18.7126157+08:00"}
team_drive =

type = drive
client_id =
client_secret = xxx
scope = drive
service_account_file = gd.json
team_drive =


A log from the command with the -vv flag

Paste  log here

That would mean you had an error creating the service account file or something got screwed up in the copy.

That's a firewall/antivirus blocking your connection. You'd have to address that.

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Thank you for your response. I am checking these.

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