Is it possible to exclude certain types of files in a folder in Google Drive? E.g. say I wanted to upload everything, except all .txt files; like *.txt in a .gitignore file. Is there any way to do this?


At this time it's not possible to set upload file exceptions or exclusion rules when uploading a folder from the Web UI.

An alternative among many others is to use your OS file explorer to search for the files to upload and the drag the files from the file explorer window to the desired folder on the Google Drive web UI.


A not so pretty but viable solution would be to use a script (robocopy would suit the job) to copy only the files you would like to upload into a secondary folder and set Google Drive to sync that folder. You could automate the script so it updated the secondary folder on a schedule.

robocopy %OriginalFolder% %GoogleDriveSyncedFolder% /E /Z /TEE /xf *.%FileExtentionToExclude%

Source: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145.aspx              https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/919ab53c-8a86-439b-bc41-649fce8b9ba1/robocopy-exclude-file-types?forum=w7itprogeneral

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