Ignore duplicates when manually moving files to mounted google drive storage

When i move or copy a file from my computer to a mounted storage, which already has a file with the same name, windows explorer doesn't ask if I want to replace or skip it, instead it uploads the file again and google drive sees it as a new revision of that file. This happens also if the file is identical. Is there a way to let it ask me if i want to replace it or automatically skip the duplicates when moving files?

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.53.3

  • os/arch: windows/amd64
  • go version: go1.15.5

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

Windows 10 64bit

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

Google Drive with crypt

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

rclone mount Media: U: --allow-other --cache-db-purge 

then i'm moving files via windows explorer

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = drive
token = ***
team_drive = ***
client_id = ***
client_secret = ***

type = cache
remote = gdrive:/gdrive
plex_url =
plex_username = ***
plex_password = ***
chunk_size = 10M
info_age = 1d
chunk_total_size = 10G
plex_token = ***

type = crypt
remote = gcache:/crypt
filename_encryption = obfuscate
directory_name_encryption = true
password = ***

hello and welcome to the forum,

when you posted, you were asked for more information than you provided?

edited the post


Right, i forgot to delete the --allow-other
I'm using the cache for Plex, isn't that necessary?

not needed for plex or for anything else, so i would remove that.

and use https://rclone.org/commands/rclone_mount/#vfs-cache-mode-full

If i use the vfs cache will the files i want to upload will be first copied in a temp directory and then uploaded in the background right?
Using che cache remote i'm sure that as soon as windows explorer finish moving the file it's uploaded.

never used the cache, never found a use for it, so i would not know.

that is correct

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