How to setup Google Drive and Wamp Server to automatically backup and also sync files between computers


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9 Responses

  1. Warloc Carlos says:

    I went through the blog. It is good, real help and if it works, new alternative of dedicated servers. However,
    I just wanna know, will wamp.exe work in google drive and how about mysqld.exe? And how are we going to access localhost?
    I am trying out something with my new project, so I need your help asap.

  2. Yasir Ali says:

    can not work..!!!
    WAMP goes in offline mode not working after doing your settings. i have started/restarted the WAMP several times but still no responce untill i undo all your settings back to default.
    what will be the reason?

    • Gerard says:

      Not working for me also

      • Jay says:

        I had the same problem. Found this solution that worked for me on Google Drive Forums…

        SOLUTION: Google Drive folder permissions.

        Go to your Google Drive folder, most likely found here -> C:/Users/(user)/Google Drive
        Right click that ‘Google Drive’ folder, then open:
        Properties -> Security Tab -> Advanced -> Click ‘Include inheritable permissions from parent folder’

        • Aislinn says:

          Hi, I tried this and wamp doesn’t work anymore. The icon is stuck on orange saying “1 of 2 services running” (apache being the one not running). I changed the permissions as suggested, but it made no difference. Skype is off too (I saw that might be the problem). Any other suggestions on how to solve this?

  3. Mark says:

    I did the same set up but using Dropbox, it works great!

  4. Vishal says:

    Thanks Francois,

    Simple way of describing the method and it’s working nicely.

  5. Rene says:

    Hi, thanks for this great tutorial. I had setup this on my laptop and all worked. Now I finished without a laptop cause it stopped working and i need to use the backup i have on google drive. So i installed wamp on my desktop PC and i am pointing everything to google drive like i did before. When i try to load the page, I am getting the wordpress installation screen, which shouldnt be cause I have the database in my google drive. Can you help please?


  6. Francisco says:

    Hi there. Thank you very much for this article. I went through your steps and also through the step mentioned by Jay and it is up an running. This is amazing. Thank you!

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