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“Clone a shared google drive link to your own google drive”



  • COPY/MOVE/SYNC any Shared Folder to your (My Drive/Shared Drive)
  • Server Side Copy (SAs are used for copy/move/sync)
  • Bypass 750GB Transfer Limit
  • No extra Bandwidth Required
  • Integrated with Telegram Bot for easy access

:gear: Requirements

  • Python 3
  • NodeJS
  • Telegram Application
  • Linux Server

:outbox_tray: Setup

sudo apt install -y make python build-essential git clone 1 cd gdrive-clone mkdir accounts chmod -R 777 gclone npm install

Create a Telegram Bot

  1. Open your Telegram Application and find @botfather or visit 1
  2. /start
  3. /newbot
  4. Choose a Name for your Bot

Once Successful, you will be presented with a link to your bot ( & a Token to Access the HTTP API

Generate Service Accounts

Before Generating Service Accounts we have to enable Drive API in our Google Account and grab the API credentials.json file.

Enable APIs

Drive API

  1. Visit 1
  2. Enter a Project Name OR Skip
  3. Configure your OAuth Client > Desktop App
  4. Create

Rename the file to credentials.json and place it in the repository folder

To Enable the below two APIs, visit the link > select the Project > Enable


Identity and Access Management (IAM) API

Service Usage API

pip3 install -r requirements.txt # Install all the required python modules

python3 –quick-setup 2 –new-only # This will create around 200 Service Accounts

python3 –quick-setup 5 –new-only # This will create around 1200 Service Accounts

python3 -d TEAMDRIVEID

Replace TEAMDRIVEID with your Teamdrive ID


Replace TEAMDRIVEID with Folder ID Inside My Drive having Editor Permission

This will Add all the service accounts to your Teamdrive, so make sure you have Manager Role in this TEAMDRIVEID

If you don’t have a Team Drive, you can get few from below links 3 1 OR

We have successfully generated Service Accounts (SA) at /gdrive-clone/accounts/ folder, Rename any one of the SA to 1.json


node server # This will run the server, and now you can goto your Telegram bot and run commands

If everything go as scripted it will prompt you to Enter a Token Switch back to Telegram App and /run /PATH/TO/gdrive-clone/gclone

GitHub: 7

alx-xlx/gdrive-clone 7

Clone a shared google drive link to your own google drive

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