Office+Gdrive+DropboxMicrosoft Office 2013 is the latest release from Microsoft which added tons of new features and many user interface changes as well. One of those great features is that it seamlessly integrates with cloud services but only with Microsoft’s OneDrive service (Formerly known as SkyDrive). With OneDrive integration, document files that are saved to OneDrive will sync relatively faster and won’t create a conflict when more than one person is working on a file. Many people including me, use Google Drive and Dropbox as their primary cloud services. Office 2013  dosen’t support any cloud service other than OneDrive.

In this post, I’ll show you how to add Google Drive and Dropbox cloud storage in Office 2013 for easier, quicker, and better access to your files.

Firstly, download and install the Dropbox and Google Drive clients if you don’t have them already. You can also install only one or both of the clients if you want.


Adding Google Drive

You need to download this tiny little batch script that makes some modifications to Office 2013’s registry files to enable Google Drive integration. After download is finished, run this as administratorGDrive

A command prompt windows will open. Now press any key to continueGdrive_CMD

Now you’ll be asked to enter the path of your Google Drive folder. Type it in and hit ‘Enter‘. Remember, there’s no ‘/’ in the end of the path. By default, it should be ‘C:Users\Google Drive‘.GDrive_path

Now, you’ll see some lines that should be saying that the operation completed successfully. Once done, just close the window.


Adding Dropbox

You need to download this tiny little batch script that makes some modifications to Office 2013’s registry files to enable Dropbox integration. After download is finished, run this as administrator.dropbox

A command prompt windows will open. Now press any key to continue.CMD

Now you’ll be asked to enter the path of your Dropbox folder. Type it in and hit ‘Enter’. Remember, there’s no ‘/’ in the end of the path. By default, it should be ‘C:Users\Dropbox‘.CMD_path

Now, you’ll see some lines that should be saying that the operation completed successfully. Once it’s all done, just close the window.CMD_finished


 

Enabling the services

Now you’ve made all the changes necessary to add Dropbox and Google Drive integration in Office 2013. Now enable these services to use them.
Open any of the Office 2013 app. I’ve opened Word. Click on File at the top left corner.File

Now click on Add, there now Dropbox and Google Drive options would be also there. It may also take a couple of seconds to load in some cases.Open

Now just select the service, sign-in and you are all set!


Remove them

If for any reason you want to remove any or both of the services, just click on Account and click on Remove for whatever service you want to remove.Remove


I find this an excellent way to integrate my primary cloud service for easier and better file handling. Keep in mind that you’ll have to run these scripts on every machine you want to enable this.

Have any doubts? Shoot them in the comments sections below! 😀

Ishaan Farooq

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