Google Drive Synchronization

Google Drive can be synchronized codeless with various external systems using the Layer2 File Pal.


Learn on this page how the integration of Google Drive works with the Layer2 File Pal. Make use of the benefits and features of this data integration tool by trying it out yourself: Free Trial Registration


In order to connect Google Drive, you need to follow these steps:

1. Create a new connection WITH Google Drive

Open your Layer2 File Pal and click NEW CONNECTION.



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2. Give Your connection a Name and choose Google Drive

Choose your first system (Google Drive, on the left side of your screen). 



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3. start the Google Drive connect process

The system configuration view for Google Drive indicates that you have not yet established the connection to Google Drive. Click Connect to start the connect process.



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4. Log in to Google

Step 3 opens a browser window asking you to log in to Google. Enter your information.




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5. After you selected an account, you are provided with the following warning.

The reason for this warning is that the Layer2 File Pal app has not yet been verified by Google. It is an expensive process that we have chosen to postpone for now. If you click Advanced, an additional section is shown which allows to go forward to the Layer2 File Pal consent dialog. Click Go to Layer2 File Pal (unsafe) and the consent dialog will open.


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6. A checkbox Is shown

Please ensure to check the checkbox (marked green below) to allow access to your Google Drive. Click Continue to complete the process and you will receive a message that the browser tab can be closed. 

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7. Connection attempt was successful

In Layer2 File Pal you should now see the confirmation, that the connect attempt succeeded.

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On the right side of your screen you can choose the system you want to sync to Google Drive. Pick and configure the system and click DONE. Here is your connection!

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Safe & Secure

You maintain full control over your data. Layer2 File Pal uses default protocols for authentication and data transfer like OAuth and https. It runs on your servers and we do not collect any information about the data you are syncing.


Connectors for all common file systems

Synchronize one time, manually or automatically! Layer2 File Pal comes with 10+ connectors for all common file systems like Windows File Server, SharePoint, Teams, Azure Files, FTP, Google, Dropbox, ... And we'll continue to add more systems. 


Easy & cost effective

Register, download, setup, connect, sync – done! No hidden costs or content limitations: sync as many files or gigabytes as you need! Create multiple connections for departments, use cases or external systems. Everything included in your annual subscription.


Layer2 File Pal

Full License


annual subscription (excl. VAT)

  • Layer2 File Pal license with unlimited number of connections and amount of items (depending on configuration)
  • Licensing per installation, not bound to any specific connected system, site, tenant or user
  • Version upgrades and new features included
  • All Layer2 File Providers included out-of-the-box
  • License transfer to another server allowed

Layer2 File Pal

One hour prepaid support


for one hour support (excl. VAT)

  • Technical support, training and consulting with one of our in-house experts

  • Setup support

  • Best-practices advice

  • POC (proof of concept)

  • You can book the support hour together with the purchase of the Layer2 File Pal license or separately

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