I want to sync folders that are on my Mac to Google Drive, without having to drag the folders to the Google Drive folder and preserving my folder structure on my Mac.
I assumed you would have to have a symbolic link (symlink) for this to work.
So I tried in Terminal:
cd /path/to/google/drive ln -s /path/to/folder/
The folder appeared on my Google Drive folder, but it did not want to sync.
So I then tried
ln -s “/path/to/folder” “/path/to/google/drive/”
Still did not work. So I referred to this HowToGeek article about this topic and it said that you must move the original folder to the Google Drive folder and make a symbolic like to the original parent folder.
I'd like to have the original not in the Google Drive folder. Is there a free alternative to the symlink? I have looked at jdrivesync but had failed to install (that'll be another problem in another discussion).
Thanks for your help!