Google Drive Appears In Google Docs

We have come across a number of different rumors over the past few years suggesting that the search giant Google has been working hard to present a new Cloud Storage service known as Google Drive that will enable users to store their docs, media and data online, the same ways as famous Cloud platform Dropbox.

It has been reported that the service will soon be available to all users, but for the time being Brazilian technology website Gemind has managed to unlock the hidden references to the service in Google Docs, listing steps to activate a “Download Google Drive” option within the website.

Currently, it seems that the options are available to users with special rights such as, Google employees. However, one may believe the options more than likely enable users to download an application to synchronize their Google Docs archive to their new Google Drive or vice versa, once the service launched.

On clicking the “download Google Drive” option, it will not initiate any website rather take you back onto the main document list.

The step-by-step guide given below will help you activate the option on your account. However, the steps given are tested on Chrome.

  1. First you need to open Google Docs, and then go to Developer Tools in the Chrome browser, i.e. View -> Developer
  2. Hit the ‘Script’ option found on the top bar of the Developer Tools. Make certain that the existing file is ‘Program’. Now, look for config [cookieFetchElement] (normally line number 365 in this case). Then hit the line number sidebar to ‘lock’ the code and transform it into a breakpoint (it will show a blue highlight).
  3. Refresh the page now.
  4. You will notice that the site has locked at the specified point, but the code remains unchanged.
  5. Next you need to click the ‘Console’ option on the Developer Tools top bar. Copy and paste the given code: config.ed = true; config.ddu = ‘.’;
  6. Navigate back to ‘Scripts’ window and hit the play button located on the right hand side. The code will load and you will be able to hit the upload option located next to ‘Create’ option.

You have successfully enabled the option. Although, you won’t be able to do anything with it at the moment, a sense of satisfaction will overcome as you are now aware that the option is already rolling out in the Google’s code and soon you will be use it.

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