Add Dropbox and Google Drive as save locations in Office 2013

Both Dropbox and Google Drive have become more popular to share files with others and to keep an extra copy of documents, pictures and so on. This Powershell script will add your Dropbox and Google drive folders as save locations in Microsoft Office 2013.

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  • Will This Work For Office 365 SharePoint?
    1 Posts | Last post August 21, 2018
    • I need to do basically the same thing but for Office 365 SharePoint. What changes would I have to make to do that?
  • Trying to run script on Office Pro Plus 2013 on Wondows 8.1
    1 Posts | Last post February 13, 2017
    • Hi, I have tried to run the script on 8.1. It runs ok, I enter the Googledrive folder location into the popup window, but when I go into Word and Add the Service under storage the Google drive option does not appear? only shows Office 365 and OneDrive... any suggestions? Sorry to hit such an old post.....
  • Works fine on Office 2016
    2 Posts | Last post August 31, 2016
    • Andreas - many thanks for this clever script which I have run successfully on my Surface Pro 3 running Win 10.  I started off by installing the latest version of Google Drive from https://www.google.com/drive/download/ then cranked up Powershell by right-clicking and choosing 'Run As Administrator'.  I then cut and pasted your script into my PS session (too lazy to cd to the long path) and ran it.  In the message box I pasted in the C: location of my new Google Drive folder, success!
      
      When I choose 'Save As' from any Office 2016 program I now see Google Drive along with One Drive for Business, One Drive and SharePoint sites which are my usual cloud options.  Google Drive only installed because of a client project......
    • I ran the PowerShell script tonight and it worked like a charm.  The hardest part was figuring out how to enable my Windows 10 installation for running the script. 
      
      Very nice script.  Very well done and a nice example of how to write a good PowerShell script.  No side effects that I can see.  
      
      Thank you for the nice script !!
      
      Rich Lysakowski
      
  • Found the solution for Office 2016
    1 Posts | Last post March 22, 2016
    • Andreas, I beleive I have found the solution for Office 2016. The format of the guid named registry key changed. It needs to be encased in brackets. The full info is in this post where it is explained in the context of adding WorkFolders links: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2015/12/21/adding-work-folders-to-office-locations/
      
      Odd little change, but updating my registry key for cloud storage with { and } fixed the problem and I have my Dropbox back now! Hope the info will help others, there does not seem to be any other published mention of this change for Office 2016.
      
      Andrew K Sharicz
      Agnostic Technologies
  • WIndows 10 - Says the Dropbox entry exists
    2 Posts | Last post January 30, 2016
    • I ran this updated script, but it says the Dropbox entry exists, says it completes, but nothing in Office. Windows 10, Office 2016.
      
      
    • Hi, and sorry for not answering earlier to this!
      
      Unfortunately this isn't supported in Office 2016.
      I've been looking at a way to get this to work, but as of now, this isn't possible to do with Office 2016.
      
      I have a few things left to try, but as of now, only Office 2013 is supported.
      
      Best regards
      Andreas Molin
  • Updating to Office 2016 - Says Dropbox entry exists (Win 8.1 )
    2 Posts | Last post January 30, 2016
    • Hi. Thanks for the script and for helping us. 
      I ran the script in office 2013 and worked really fine about two months ago. Yesterday I updated to office 2016 and the service dissapeared. I ran the script again today and it says that the dropbox entry exists. 
    • Hi, and sorry for not answering earlier to this!
      
      Unfortunately this isn't supported in Office 2016.
      I've been looking at a way to get this to work, but as of now, this isn't possible to do with Office 2016.
      
      I have a few things left to try, but as of now, only Office 2013 is supported.
      
      Best regards
      Andreas Molin
  • Dropbox Entry Exits
    2 Posts | Last post January 30, 2016
    • I ran the updated script or Office 2016 and Window 10. First It says when applied " DropBox Entry Exists and press apply again ' complete Successful' But nothing happens in the office 2016.
    • Hi, and sorry for not answering earlier to this!
      
      Unfortunately this isn't supported in Office 2016.
      I've been looking at a way to get this to work, but as of now, this isn't possible to do with Office 2016.
      
      I have a few things left to try, but as of now, only Office 2013 is supported.
      
      Best regards
      Andreas Molin
  • Two Dropbox Accounts?
    2 Posts | Last post January 30, 2016
    • Just curious if there is a way to get this working for if I have both a Dropbox for Business folder along with my personal Dropbox folder.  
      
      Thanks!
    • Hi, and sorry for not answering earlier to this!
      
      That shouldn't be a problem if you are still on Office 2013.
      All you need to do is to copy the function in the script for Dropbox and change it to a new unique GUID and point to the other folder where Dropbox for business is located.
      
      Best regards
      Andreas Molin
  • Not working in Office 2016
    2 Posts | Last post January 30, 2016
    • I have manually created entries and also ran your script, but nothing appears in Word 2016 or any other of the current Office applications. This is running Windows 10 TH2.
      
      Is this feature still available in 2016 ? Is there another public API got getting this to work ? I am curious since the official Google Drive plugin did not seem to create those registry entries.
    • Hi, and sorry for not answering earlier to this!
      
      Unfortunately this isn't supported in Office 2016.
      I've been looking at a way to get this to work, but as of now, this isn't possible to do with Office 2016.
      
      I have a few things left to try, but as of now, only Office 2013 is supported.
      
      Best regards
      Andreas Molin
  • Não funciona no Office2016! =(
    2 Posts | Last post January 30, 2016
    • Não funciona no Office2016! =(
    • Hi, and sorry for not answering earlier to this!
      
      Unfortunately this isn't supported in Office 2016.
      I've been looking at a way to get this to work, but as of now, this isn't possible to do with Office 2016.
      
      I have a few things left to try, but as of now, only Office 2013 is supported.
      
      Best regards
      Andreas Molin
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