[Windows] Cannot write to encrypted GDrive Mount

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I've got an encrypted GDrive mount in Windows using nssm. the command i've used is :

rclone.exe mount crypt: y:

I cannot write to this mounted disk using Windows copy, CMD copy, Teracopy.

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.51.0

  • os/arch: windows/amd64
  • go version: go1.13.7

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

Windows 10 LTSC (64bit)

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 mount crypt: y:

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

Not really applicable (i don't think).. i get a "Target Access Denied" in Teracopy.

I can move files around in the mount.. It doesn't appear to be anything to do with the size of the file that i move. I can also create folders and files in the mount.

I'm guessing it's to do with the vfs cache mode, but i'm unsure which one i need.. i also don't want files caching locally.

Any help or guidance is appreciated!

hello and welcome to the forum,
so the problem is that you cannot edit/modifying existing file in the mount?

  1. what version of winfsp are you using. should be v1.6. if not update.
  2. what username are you running the mount as?
  3. if you are copying/moving files, then your command should work.
    if you want to edit/modify existing files, you can try adding --vfs-cache-mode=writes
  4. you need to provide a log file with debug info or add -vv to your command.

Hi, no.. My problem is that I cannot write files from my local file system into the Mount.

If I use that cache mode won't everything be caged locally?

trying to be clear:

  1. writing/modifying existing files on the mount
  2. copy new files to mount
    which is it?

This just makes the mount work more like a real file system. Depending on what you're tryign to do, you might need to enable it. It doesn't cache everything locally.

I can't : Write files TO my Gdrive FROM my Local storage.
I can : Modify / Rename / Move files on my Gdrive

you writing about the rclone mount, not gdrive itself, correct?
that you cannot copy files to the mount?
when you try to copy from local to mount, what exactly happens, what error messages?

  • what version of winfsp are you using. should be v1.6. if not update.
  • what username are you running the mount as?
  • you need to provide a log file with debug info or add -vv to your command.

OK, Thank you.. I've tried that and it does seem to work.. it writes at around 100MB/s initially (i assume to a cache though i've not set one so not sure where that's located) and then seems to sit at about 97% whilst it actually transfers up.

This helps explain what its doing. along with other options.


you could try minimal as well depending on your use case.

if you are copying files from local to mount, you do not need a cache, i never use it.

I seemed to need the vfs-cache-mode.. Maybe it's because it's an encrypted folder?

sure, you can use the flag, there is no downside but it is not required.
you might get better upload speeds with the flag.


What app is that out of interest?

All i know is that without the flag i could write local files into the encrypted folder using a mount.. With it i could.. can't say why though.

double commander, i use it on windows and linux,
no install, it is a portable app.

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