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Cyberduck Help / Howto / Google Docs Drive

Google Docs support is defunct and has been superseeded by Google Drive.

Connect to your Google Drive (previously Google Docs) account to access all your documents, spreadsheets and presentations.


Refer to the list of supported file formats by Google Docs. You need a Google Apps Premier Account to upload aribtrary files not supported by any of the Google Docs editor application. Update: As of 4.0.2 of Cyberduck uploads with arbitrary file types should succeed.

You might get an error message titled You do not have permission to perform this operation if you do not own a Google Apps Premier account. Follow these instructions to upgrade your Google account.

Google Docs Upload Failure

Note: If you are merely looking into using your account for storage, Google Storage might be the better option for you.


With the versioning support in version 3.6 you can access previous versions of a document stored in Google Docs. Use View → Show Hidden Files.


You can define access permissions to anyone having a email address registered with Google Docs in Info → Permissions → ACL. Read (view a document) or Write (edit a document) permissions can be granted to :

  • Email Address. A user identified with an email address registered with Google.
  • Google Group Email Address. To all members of a Google Group.
  • Google Apps Domain. To all members of a Google Apps Domain.
  • Public. For anonymous users without any authentication.


Download Formats

Google Docs supports exporting documents in different file formats. Choose the default export format for documents, spreadsheets and presentations downloaded in the Preferences.

Convert to Google Docs format

To edit uploaded files in Google Docs, supported documents must be converted. Choose not to convert documents, if you want to use your account for storage only (Only available for Google Apps Premier Account subscribers).

The following document formats can be converted to Google Docs:

  • For spreadsheets: .xls, .xlsx, .ods, .csv, .tsv, .txt, .tsb
  • For documents: .doc, .docx, .html, plain text (.txt), .rtf
  • For presentations: .ppt, .pps

Refer to Uploading and exporting: Uploading any file for more information.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

When the OCR option is enabled, attempt to extract text and create a new document from PNG, JPEG and GIF images uploaded instead of saving the image itself to Google Docs.

Google Apps Accounts

To access the Google Docs storage of your company's Google Apps Account, use your email address connected to your Google Apps account for the username.

Google Account with 2-step verification

Refer to Signing in using application-specific passwords on how to set an application specific password to access Google Drive with 2-step verification enabled for your Google Account.


  • Upload Size Limit.
  • Documents shared to you that are not part of a collection do not show up in the file listing. Make sure to move the documents shared with you into one of your collections using the Organize… in Google Docs.

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