Rclone has been banned from Amazon Drive

@Jan-Peter_Koopmann, I had this same issue. I am downloading the encrypted folders (using odrive) to a Google Cloud instance and then will rclone them plain to a folder on GDrive. I will then use rclone to mount that encrypted folder on my computer once again (using the same credentials from rclone.conf).
I’ve tested with a small folder and worked very well. See here for further discussions: Recommendations for ACD->GSuite/Other transfers

Just point your current crypt drive to location the the files thats it.
Change rclone.conf


type = crypt
remote = acd:/encrypted
filename_encryption = standard
password = xxx
password2 = xxx


type = crypt
remote = /home/myuser/encrypted
filename_encryption = standard
password = xxx
password2 = xxx

Now you see all encrypted files there eg rclone ls acdcrypt: ( or whatever name you used ) and you can also mount it egrclone mount /mnt/unencrypted acdcrypt: ,

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I received below response… I thought I’d share this email with you all
Last sentence " We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to resolve this issue."
Revoked as a temporary or forever kinda action?

Customer service associates does not have any information why this has been revoked. GO HOME! :wink:

[Amazon Drive Customer Service]

Sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused in this regard.

I understand your concern about using third party clients or apps to access Amazon drive.

Rclone app access has been revoked and it no longer supports Amazon Drive access.

Currently, we as customer service associates does not have any information why this has been revoked.

It is always important for us to hear how customers react to all aspects. Your valuable feedback will help us to improve the selection and service we provide and we’re glad you took time to write to us. We do value the feedback of our customers and make every attempt to integrate their comments or suggestions into our stores and procedures.

In the meanwhile, try using Amazon Drive Desktop application for Windows / Mac or use Amazon Drive website for other OS devices.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to resolve this issue.

Mmmm… Now I have to really think hard and deep how to implement acd_cli again…

Why since acd_cli was banned a week before rclone got banned as well.

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Uffffff. What’s the best (cheapest) alternative to Amazon?

Google Drive is by far best one, but its not good to keep lib on only one provider.

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Now he tells me =)
Any suggestions on how to transfer stuff to Google Drive with this ban? Probably copying everything locally eh… uff!

I’ve got Multicloud & CloudHQ running, trying to transfer 10TB but it’s seriously slow. Can you not use those while the ban is on?

Ah. I’ll try that.
And no, they should work still. The ban is for rclone, not one of those.

In that case… Try the Google Compute everybody is attempting? I’m going to try that myself at some point as apparently the speed is around 100MB/s!

As a syncing tool you mean?
Anyway - setup cloudhq, seems to be working. But is going slow, so it’ll be a while before I have access again. Oh well.

Amazon support as others have said have told me “rclone is no longer suported”.

I am now trying to download all my encrypted data locally using the amazon desktop app. About 5% of files are failing with ‘File Path too long’ despite being uploaded fine onto ACD and previously being accessable via rclone. Even using amazons web interface fails.

File paths and names are under restricted lenghts. Has amazon been changing a few things? Anyone else have this problem or know a work around

They are gonna have so much free space now :smile:


Guessing space wasn’t the issue. Bandwidth more likely.

Guess they’re going to save a ton on both :stuck_out_tongue:

People downloading multi-TB datasets off ACD to move them someplace else… they may “save” so much in bandwidth costs that they might have to close the service altogether :rolling_eyes:

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First many thanks to Nick for all the great work done with rclone. :wink:

I have noticed that since the end of April 2017, the mainpage of ACD : https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/ has changed and now the “Unlimited Storage” appears in small letters (see for instance the previous look : https://web.archive.org/web/20170401232408/https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/home?ref_=cd_auth_home).

Fingers crossed :wink:

They have the bandwidth. It took me weeks to upload the data but its going to come down in less than a day. Really they won’t give a shit about digruntled rclone users. Its a drop in the ocean to them in terms of revenue.

Anyway effectively they have lost my data because I can not now download all my files that i uploaded. Pretty shitty service.

The most shitty part is revoking rclone without any prior notice at minimum they could inform us rclone will be revoked in 30 days or something.