Google Drive is installed but there is no option "View with Google Drive" or "Share with Google Drive" when I Control-click / Right-click on an item in the Finder like my coworkers have. How do you enable them?


You need to enable the Finder extension Google Drive.

Open the contextual menu for any file, and click on Share and then More.

That will bring you to the Extensions window.

Click on Finder and in the "Select extensions for customizing Finder" select Google Drive.

Now you should see the "View in Google Drive" and "Share with Google Drive" options when you Control-click / secondary click on files inside your Google Drive.

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    This used to work but no longer does now that I've upgraded the OS to Mojave. I'm bummed that I am now missing this option (used it extensively). When I look at the contextual menus options google drive is an option in all BUT the share one. – Katrina Mitchell Oct 28 '18 at 22:40
  • Don't forget to restart the finder afterwards with pressing ALT + RESTART on the doc icon – cV2 May 17 '19 at 9:52
  • For me this was listed as "Backup and Sync from Google". – Oliver Joseph Ash May 22 '19 at 9:31

I also find that I need to occasionally uncheck, save, then recheck the checkbox "Show file sync status icons and right-click menu". This is found in the Backup and Sync settings menu.

Backup and Sync settings

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  • Did you manage to find out how to automate that? Or the reason why this happens? – Andrew Furletov Mar 25 at 10:26

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