Rclone - Google Drive - change of API key - lost files

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Change of Google Drive API key resulted in no files ( on cloud ) visible when mounted as local drive

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.53.1

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

Windows 10, 20H2 64 bit

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.exe --config C:\rclone\myconf.conf mount cryptcloud:/ q: --vfs-cache-mode full

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = drive
scope = drive
token = <my_token_here>
client_id = <my_client_id_here>
client_secret = <my_client_secret_here>

type = crypt
remote = oblacic:/oblacic/cryptedfolder
filename_encryption = standard
directory_name_encryption = true
password = <my_password_here>
password2 = <my_password_here>

A log from the command with the -vv flag

Paste  log here


Previously I created a setup with rclone, and uploaded crypt files to Google Drive.
When needed, mounted the Google Drive folder locally via winfsp normally.

All files were present, decrypted on the fly, and visible in Windows Explorer.

Few day later, I proceeded and created a personalized Google API for rclone, all went well, but...
Now, when I mount the crypted remote from Google Drive, it shows as empty.


  • is the API change / renew causing that "old" API files are not visible ( but present in Google Drive web ) when mounted?

  • are the files somehow "bound" to specific API?

If so, all is clear, I need to re-upload, etc...


EDIT - my mistake. I was still logged on into different google account from the one used for backup. After switching to the right one, and configuring API, all is OK.

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