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Set Up Access to Google Drive




This group of option defines properties for key files and certificates that are used to access Google (c) Drive cloud.




For AnyFileBackup to have access to Google Drive, it needs the 'Client ID' and 'Client secret'. These are two secret keys that may be created in your Google account at


To create new 'Client ID' and 'Client secret' for AnyFileBackup, please follow this instruction.


(a) Log in to your Google account at


(b) Click on the 'Enable and manage APIs' link.



(c) On the next screen enter the 'Project name' (for example, 'AnyFileBackup'), choose whether you want to receive informational messages from Google, accept the 'Terms of Service' and click the 'Create' button.



(d) Then you will see a confirmation message. You may close it.



(e) In the 'API Manager' go to 'Credentials' > 'Credentials' tab and click on the 'New credentials button' selecting the 'OAuth client ID' item.



(f) Most likely Google will ask you to create a so-called 'consent screen'. Press the 'Configure consent screen' button to proceed.



(g) Fill in two fields: 'Email address' and 'Product name shown to users', then press the 'Save' button at the bottom. You may also fill in other fields, but its optional.



(h) At the next screen select 'Other' for the 'Application type' and enter the application 'Name' (for example, 'AnyFileBackup'). Then press the 'Create' button.




(i) A confirmation window will show your newly created 'Client ID' and 'Client Secret'. Copy them to the relevant 'Client ID' and 'Client Secret' fields in AnyFileBackup Account Manager for Google Drive. Press the 'OK' button to close this pop-up window.



(j) Leave the 'Credentials' section and go to the 'Overview' section. Type 'Drive API' in the search box as shown below. Click the 'Drive API' link.



(k) Press the 'Enable API' button to enable authorised non-Google software to access your Google Drive. Then you may sign out from your Google account.




Client ID

A 'Client ID' specified in your Google account for AnyFileBackup.

Client secret

A 'Client secret' specified in your Google account for AnyFileBackup.


Displays AnyFileBackup authorisation status with Google Drive, which can be either of:


'Authorisation required': means you need to grant an authorisation to AnyFileBackup with Google Drive. To do this, press the 'Execute' in the 'Step 2: Authorise' item of the 'Set Up Access to Google Drive' section below.


'Authorised': means AnyFileBackup has all necessary rights to access Google Drive (copy / move files to and from Google Drive, etc) and no action is required from you.



Set Up Access to Google Drive

Step 1: Register

After pressing the 'Execute' button a default web browser window will open bringing you to Google Developers Console starting page (you may be asked to enter your Google account login and password). Please proceed with adding AnyFileBackup as an application that can access Google Drive as described above.

Step 2: Authorise

After pressing the 'Execute' button an internal web browser window will open bringing you to a permissions management page (you may be asked to enter your Google account login and password). You will be asked to grant the following permission to AnyFileBackup:


'View and manage the files in your Google Drive', which includes:

'Upload, download, update, and delete files in your Google Drive'
'Create, access, update, and delete native Google documents in your Google Drive'
'Manage files and documents in your Google Drive (e.g., search, organize, and modify permissions and other metadata, such as title)'


You will be able to change these permissions at any time in your Google account settings (you may be asked to enter your Google account login and password):


Press the 'Allow' button at the bottom of the screen (you may need to scroll down) to grant these permissions to AnyFileBackup. After that the browser window will automatically close and the authorisation status in the 'General' section will automatically change to 'Authorised'.




Account name

A name of the current account that will be displayed in account list. If left blank, the address (or number, or user name, or account ID, as the case may be) from General section above will be used as the account name.


Any notes related to this account.

Used by the following tasks

A list of tasks that use this account.

Account ID

A unique identification number that may be used as a macro string parameter. This value cannot be changed.


A calendar date and time when this account was created. This value cannot be changed.


A calendar date and time when any of the properties of this account has been changed. This value changes automatically and cannot be changed manually.

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