finder – How to make Google Drive save files “locally” on an external drive?
I have my own Google Drive and also a shared drive from my organization.
Upon install and log in, I’m able to move what’s in my own Google Drive to an external drive where I can access files and everything.
The shared drive, on the other hand, is shown in my “Locations”. If I mark anything for offline access, it gets downloaded on to the computer’s (iMac) internal disk (SSD).
I want avoid this in order to avoid wear and tear of the SSD, and also, there isn’t enough space for it all. Can I somehow make Google Drive use a different path for streaming/saving files?
Currently, they are being saved to
/Users/me/Library/CloudStorage/ which is on the computer’s internal drive. Yet, Google Drive reports in its settings “Folder location is controlled by macOS.”
I was thinking of hardlinking that path to a location on the external drive, but I don’t want to mess it up as I am not sure if that would work properly.