Jump to content

Unable to run scripts or compiled exe from Google Drive

Recommended Posts

After doing the migration from the former Google Backup and Sync client to the new Google Drive client which "streams" the files, I am unable to run any of my scripts from the newly mapped G: drive. I'm trying to determine if this is something with AutoIt or possibly a software restriction group policy in place and am having a really tough time figuring it out.

Old setup - Google Backup and Sync. Synced my files to a subdirectory of my D: drive, a local disk. Never had any issues.
New setup - Google Drive. Maps a drive on the computer, in my case G:. For those unfamiliar It streams the files instead of syncing everything on your drive, only downloading files that you need. 

The issue - I can't run any of my AutoIt scripts from G:, be it directly in SciTe, as an au3 file from explorer, or as a compiled exe. No errors are presented. In SciTe the log looks as if everything runs correctly but they do not execute. I also don't see any errors in my Windows logs. I've tried with more complicated scripts (ones that present GUI, etc.) and with very simple two line scripts. (just trying to minimize a window) I can run executable files from the G: drive otherwise, such as PSTools, etc. I apologize if I'm missing something on the forum but don't seem to find anything about a similar problem. Anyone else using the new Google Drive client experiencing this issue or can test it?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderators


it is not just you:


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...