Minic Google Drive's "add to drive" feature

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

No problems with rclone. This is a how to, if possible question.

With Google Drive no longer supporting an "add to drive" feature I need a different way of moving or converting shared files or shortcuts to copies with in the same Drive & folder.

Can rclone move mimic the old 'add to drive' feature?

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

❯ rclone version
rclone v1.66.0
- os/version: debian trixie/sid (64 bit)
- os/kernel: 6.8.10-1-siduction-amd64 (x86_64)
- os/type: linux
- os/arch: amd64
- go/version: go1.22.1
- 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)

Have not.

Please run 'rclone config redacted' and share the full output. If you get command not found, please make sure to update rclone.

❯ rclone config redacted
[tom@td Google Drive]
type = drive
scope = drive
token = XXX
team_drive = 
### Double check the config for sensitive info before posting publicly

A log from the command that you were trying to run with the -vv flag


welcome to the forum,

might try --drive-copy-shortcut-content

Thank you. I was not looking at the remote specific commands. Can I update a shortcut with the copied contents?

Hey there,
While rclone doesn't have a direct "add to drive" feature like Google Drive used to have, you can still achieve similar functionality by using rclone commands to copy or move files within the same Google Drive and folder.

For example, you can use commands like rclone copy or rclone move to copy or move files. Here's an example command: rclone copy remote:path/to/source/file remote:path/to/destination/file.

Your rclone configuration for Google Drive looks good, so you're all set there.