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Google Drive#

The Google Drive node allows you to automate work in Google Drive, and integrate Google Drive with other applications. n8n has built-in support for a wide range of Google Drive features, including creating, updating, listing, deleting, and getting drives, files, and folders.

On this page, you'll find a list of operations the Google Drive node supports and links to more resources.


Refer to Google Drive credentials for guidance on setting up authentication.

Examples and templates

For usage examples and templates to help you get started, take a look at n8n's Google Drive integrations list.

Basic Operations#

  • Drive
    • Create a drive
    • Delete a drive
    • Get a drive
    • List all drives
    • Update a drive
  • File
    • Copy a file
    • Delete a file
    • Download a file
    • List files and folders
    • Share a file
    • Update a file
    • Upload a file
  • Folder
    • Create a folder
    • Delete a folder
    • Share a folder

Example Usage#

This workflow allows you to download a file from Google Drive. You can also find the workflow on the website. This example usage workflow uses the following two nodes. - Start - Google Drive - Write Binary File

The final workflow should look like the following image.

A workflow with the Google Drive node

1. Start node#

The Start node exists by default when you create a new workflow.

2. Google Sheets node#

  1. First of all, you'll have to enter credentials for the Google Drive node. You can find out how to do that here, in the section 'Google Drive / Sheets API'.
  2. Select the authentication method you plan to use from the Authentication dropdown list.
  3. Select 'Download' from the Operation dropdown list.
  4. Copy the string of characters located between /d/ and /edit in your Google Drive URL. Paste that string in the File ID field.

3. Write Binary File node#

  1. Enter the destination file path in the File Name field.
  2. Click on Execute Node to run the workflow.


How do I list all files/folders within a folder?#

To list all the files and folders within a folder, follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Toggle Use Query String to true.
  2. Copy the string of characters located after This string is the folder ID.
  3. Enter 'FOLDER_ID' in parents in the Query String field. Replace FOLDER_ID with the folder ID you copied in the previous step.

There are several additional options available to fine grain the listed results. Refer to Search for files and folders: Querystring for more information.