Head to our downloads page to get the installer for your OS. If you're on an officially supported Linux distro, head to our Linux Installation Guide. Otherwise, click here.

1. Choose Add Google Drive and login with the Google Drive account you want to use with Insync.

2. Enter your Google Drive account. You can close this login tab/window and go to the Insync app window to continue the installation process.

Insync will welcome you before proceeding. :)

3. Set your local default sync folder (Base Folder). Insync will suggest a folder for you, but you can choose a different location by clicking Change. If you want to re-use your old 1.x sync folder, read our migration guide here.

4. After choosing your Base Folder location, Steps 3 to 5 allows you to configure your Ignore Rules , Docs Conversion, and Conflicts.

5. Sync your files by checking the boxes beside each file or just choose Skip syncing if you want to do it at a later time.

IMPORTANT: If you select SKIP SYNCING, Insync will not create the default Base Folder yet. However, if you chose an existing folder with files, note that "Skip syncing" will still trigger a file-match to take place.

NOTE: For Linux users using GNOME, make sure that you have installed AppIndicator (download it here). This ensures that the Insync icon is visible on your system tray.

Syncing your Google Drive files

1. Click on your Google Drive account (headshot with Google Drive icon) on the top bar. Go to My Drive on the left-hand panel.

2. To sync multiple items from the cloud to your local machine, toggle the Cloud Selective Sync icon on the upper right-hand corner. You may choose to do 1-way or 2-way sync. Mark the boxes beside each file or folder you want to sync.

3. To sync all of the files inside your My Drive, click Select all found above the first row of files, and click 2-way sync (or 1-way sync if that’s what you chose). To automatically sync new top-level folders created on Google Drive web, click Sync new top-level cloud items.

4. The blue badge indicates that sync is in progress, while green checks mean sync has been completed. Insync badges are further explained here.

If you’d like to read more on our Cloud and Local Selective Sync as well as 1-way Sync, check out our guide here.

Did this answer your question?