Need help for Step by Step instructions to copy from Shared Google Drive to AWS

Hello All,

I am not a techie, so please pardon my ignorance in running rClone. I want to move large amounts of data from shared google drive to AWS:

  1. I have setup my rClone on Windows (Surface PC).
  2. I have setup rclone config: a) google-drive b) aws-s3 using this: /
  3. Now, how to run commands is where I am stuck...

Below are version and commands I tried so far.

  1. Version:
    C:\rclone>rclone version
    rclone v1.60.0
    - os/version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 21H1 (64 bit)
    - os/kernel: 10.0.19043.2130 (x86_64)
    - os/type: windows
    - os/arch: amd64
    - go/version: go1.19.2
    - go/linking: static
    - go/tags: cmount

  2. I tried to check if I am connecting to google-drive using this command:
    C:\rclone>rclone lsd "google-drive,shared-with-me"
    2022/11/02 12:13:13 Failed to create file system for "google-drive,shared-with-me": config parameters may only contain 0-9, A-Z, a-z and _

I am getting error, don't know how to proceed to next step.

Can someone please help me ? Appreciate the help please.


hello and welcome to the forum,

the syntax can be most confusing. sometimes need to use _ and sometimes need to use -

for connections string, for config values, need to use _
rclone lsd google-drive,shared_with_me:

for conventional example, config values need to use -
rclone lsd google-drive: --drive-shared-with-me

the copy command would look something like
rclone copy google-drive: aws-s3: --dry-run

Thank you @asdffdsa for correcting me on the usage. Can you also tell me how to choose a directory within the shared drive ? I have multiple directories that I can see the list using the lsd command.

My directory is named as "Organised Folder"


could try
rclone lsd google-drive,shared_with_me:"Organised Folder"
rclone lsd google-drive:"Organised Folder" --drive-shared-with-me

tho could add shared_with_me to the remote in the config file and then use
rclone lsd google-drive:"Organised Folder"

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