Trying to locate an inititial setup guide for Windows users

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Initial setup instructions on Windows box with Google drive encryption and plex

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)


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)


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


rclone mount --vfs-cache-mode full GMedia:/ k:

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.


Paste config here

A log from the command with the -vv flag


Paste  log here


I am completely new to RClone and while I have been running a plex server for quite some time now I am running in to storage issues and want to transition in to the cloud. I have been searching all over the internet for a setup guide for Plex, Rclone, and an ecrypted google drive that encrypts and decrypts data in transit on a Windows box.

I have managed to get rclone to mount my "remote" as they are referred to and I am sure I can sync files via that mounted drive but I am wanting to encrypt the data when I send it and have it decrypt for streaming. Everything I have found thus far is for Linux and I don't currently have a linux machine. I also followed the instructions at iperiusbackup in the how-to-enable-google-drive-api-and-get-client-credentials/ to create an api but I have no clue what I am doing. I plugged the key and secret into the settings on the initial setup in rclone and it seems to have taken them but I don't know what that api does or what it's purpose/functionality is.

The jest is I am flying kind of blind here and have no clue how to connect the dots and ANY advice or links to tutorials with directions for a first time user would be super helpful.

TLDR: API is set up and I am wanting to set up a google drive with rclone that encrypts my data in transit to google and decrypts and allows people to stream with plex and have plex use the google drive as a media storage device. I would also ideally like any new media that is added be auto synced to the google drive.

hello and welcome to the forum,

  1. create remote as per
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Hi and thank you for the quick response. I believe I have already created a "remote" but am still needing the encryption, auto sync help.

  1. create a crypt remote
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The command I am running is rclone mount --vfs-cache-mode full GMedia:/ k: so I assume my remote is GMedia?

So am I creating two remote then or am I converting GMedia in to a crypt remote?

as a test, make sure you can upload and download a test to/from the k:

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Yes it syncs my text file I added to the K: drive (GMedia) & deletes

you need to create a crypt remote
the crypt remote will point to a subfolder of GMedia: remote

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Okay, give me a few to set that up and thank you again for your help.

Okay done new remote is called "secret" type is crypt.

Name Type
==== ====
GMedia drive
secret crypt

post the output of rclone config show secret: and redact id/passwords.

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type = crypt
remote = GDrive:
filename_encryption = obfuscate
directory_name_encryption = true
password =
password2 =

that does not look good.

as i wrote above

you need to create a crypt remote
the crypt remote will point to a subfolder of GMedia: remote


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

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crud okay let me redo it

type = crypt
remote = GMedia:crypt
filename_encryption = standard
directory_name_encryption = true
password = *** ENCRYPTED ***
password2 = *** ENCRYPTED ***

time to test.

  1. create a mount for secret:
  2. copy a media file to drive letter
  3. play the media file using vlc or whatever media program you use
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To clarify:

  1. run rclone mount --vfs-cache-mode full secret:/ k:
  2. copy a file to that mount
  3. open the file that is located inside that mount that I just copied over with vlc

well, you already have a mount using k:, cannot share drive letters.

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