Create a virtual hard drive with google drive

Looking for a way to set-up google drive as a "virtual hard drive" where it would look like the "J:\" drive on my desktop and notebook computers but all the data would be "in the cloud"
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RartemassLife CoachCommented:
You have several options. From how I understand your question Netdrive would be the best option.

One of its features is to mount cloud storage as a virtual drive.

If you don't want to install an application you can use the following command via CMD prompt (Click Start, type cmd, hit enter).

subst g: "c:\users\username\Google Drive"

Change the g: to any drive letter you want. Change username to whatever your username is. This only creates a reference to your hard drive and doesn't show how much space is left on your Google Drive. Netdrive does show that however and gives several more options.

Netdrive does cost but has a 7 day trial. Alternatives that are cheaper or free with limited usage are Odrive and Air Explorer. There are others but those should get you on the right path.

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rogerdjrAuthor Commented:

I'll try the apps you suggested

Tried subst g: "c:\users\username\Google Drive" and while it works it uses up my onboard storage space and the goal is to have a large virtual drive in the cloud that does not require onboard storage on the tablet
RartemassLife CoachCommented:
No worries. Yeah the subst only points to your local drive. You'll need an app.
rogerdjrAuthor Commented:
Desktop computer broke yesterday - will try
 once it is back in service

I'll let you know how that goes - looks like a promising solution
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