Google Drive: show "shortcuts" to files in Finder but keep files off local drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fleefo, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. fleefo macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2016
    Hi all!

    Question for Google Drive users:

    Google Drive will let me choose a folder to keep ENTIRELY in the cloud (so, invisible in Finder, but saves me space on HD)


    It will let me keep a folder in sync with an identical folder in the Google Drive cloud (visible in Finder, but takes up tons of space on HD).

    Is there a way to have Google Drive show me shortcuts to the files in Finder (a few bytes), but keep the actual files (megabytes or gigabytes) in the cloud?

    I'd like to be able to see the filenames and be able to double-click on them to launch a file, without using up space on my hard disk.

  2. JackDaniels3 macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2016

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