Rclone (encrypted remote) /Windows 10

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Just created two rclone remotes, gdrive and gcrypt mainly following this guide


The problem is that, files in my mounted gcrypt directory are different to the files shown in Rclone browser.

What is even weirder is that neither of these files seemed to have had any impact on my google drive which still reads 0kb.

Finally, it appears that in in my c:/rclone folder I have a folder named gdrive which appears to have encrypted files/folders in it ? I'm assuming this is all my failed attempts at uploading something ?

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.50.2

  • os/arch: windows/amd64
  • go version: go1.13.4

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 (option 13) with Encrypted Remote (option 10)

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

not applicable at this stage.

A log from the command with the -vv flag (eg output from rclone -vv copy /tmp remote:tmp)

per above. Also note, my rclone conf is as below. I should note my Password and Salt are over 20 characters long. I don't imagine this could be a cause of the issue ?

type = drive
client_id = [redacted]
client_secret = [redacted]
scope = drive
root_folder_id = Backup
token = {"access_token":[redacted]

type = crypt
remote = gdrive
filename_encryption = standard
directory_name_encryption = true
password = [redacted]
password2 = [redacted]

hello and welcome to the forum,

you need to share your command so we can help you.

when dealing with remotes you need to have a :
gdrive:, not gdrive

gdrive would point to a folder on your local computer

I'm trying to mount rclone ussing nssm. These are the variables I'm using in nssm,

  1. For the rclone location: C:\rclone\rclone.exe
  2. For the .rclone.conf location: C:\Users\ username .config\rclone
  3. Arguments: mount --allow-other --dir-cache-time 72h --log-level INFO --vfs-read-chunk-size 32M --vfs-read-chunk-size-limit off gcrypt: P: --config " C:\Users\ username .config\rclone\rclone.conf " --vfs-cache-mode writes
  4. Exit actions tab, 10000ms

My end goal is to be able to transfer files from my pc to my encypted google drive. Once this is done, I intend to use Plex to and point it at the encrypted library.

What is also weird is that my mounted crypt remote has the same storage and same available capacity as my C:/

you need to use : for remotes,
i suggest that you delete the gcrypt and try again.

type = crypt
remote = gdrive:bucketname


Remote to encrypt/decrypt.
Normally should contain a ':' and a path, eg "myremote:path/to/dir",
"myremote:bucket" or maybe "myremote:" (not recommended).
remote> remote:pathmote> remote:path

Thank you, you were correct. Damn semi colon gets me everytime. I have now been able to mount my encrypted remote and everything appears to be working as it should.

yeah, damn semi colon!

i do not use plex and nssm but @thestigma might be able to help you.
and there is this popular post.

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