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Is there a way for sharing a folder on Google Drive without having it in the root of Google Drive?

If not possible:

  1. Do you know a sharing system with a decent free size, that allows this option?
  2. The other way around, is it possible to exclude sub-folders from the sharing?

N.B. For sharing I mean uploading it online, not necessarily sharing with other people.

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migrated from superuser.com Oct 16 '13 at 16:59

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I don't know why this was migrated here. It's asking about folders on the hard drive, not anything to do with the web interface. –  Al E. Oct 16 '13 at 17:38

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If you're asking how to have a folder synchronized without having the location of the folder within your Google Drive folder, you can do so with Symlinks. The program mentioned in that article, Link Shell Extension, is a great way to do this if you're either uncomfortable with the command line, or if you're doing most of your folder operations in explorer.

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You can share any folder in Google Drive via:

  • Navigate to folder (don't go inside)
  • Right click > Share > Share

Example image below:

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I'm sorry, why was this downvoted? It may not be the answer they picked but I don't see what's wrong with it in and of itself. –  jwarner112 Oct 4 '13 at 17:10
It seems to not answer the question which, admittedly, uses the word "share" in a different way than most people would use it. –  Al E. Oct 16 '13 at 17:37

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