Rclone on Windows for all users

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

we are working to get RCLone to work on windows so all users that logon can access the folder. we have Google Shared drive as our back end storage. and we have mounted as the T drive and that works for the person running the mount command. Ideally, we were going to share out a folder in that drive so we could share with other use to use a UNC path to access read and write to files on the google drive.

  • when we try to map the drive if say access denied.
  • when a 2nd user logs on to the server they can not access the T drive
  • we tried WinFsp.Launcher infrastructure but could not seem to get it to ever start rclone. we added to the registry but restarting the server did not start rclone and tried to run the cmd line to start but was not successful.
  • we also tried the nssm service manager and started as a local system but no one had access to the T drive.

Can you point me in the right direction? Or do you have professional services we can use?

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

Windows 2019 Server

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

Google Shared Drive

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

rclone mount remote: T: --vfs-cache-mode writes --allow-other

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = drive
scope = drive
token = {"access_token": code...
team_drive = ID...
root_folder_id =

A log from the command with the -vv flag

Paste  log here

hello and welcome to the forum,

  • run rclone.exe as system user, then share it over the network. not sure why it did not work for you.
  • --allow-other does nothing on windows.
  • --vfs-cache-mode full is the suggested use.

to share a rclone mount over a network, rclone does not need to be run as system user.
that is what i do.

And how do you have rclone run as a system user?

  • nssm
  • task scheduler
  • system internals psexec

to net share a rclone mount, no need for system.

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