Use SyncDocs to have a Portable Google Drive

Synchronization in the cloud is as important when we use from our computer as when we use it in pendrive. It’s a perfect method to make sure that our documents are always updated and safeguarded in an accessible way from anywhere.

Some pendrive come from factory with this feature but SyncDocs allows us to do this in any USB flash drive since it has a specific version and is fully “portable”. It’s free, with reduced functionality, allowing us to transfers up to 10,000 files that can be expanded if we share the app with a friend. The license costs $20 per user and not per machine so we can use it on any computer we want. It’s what I call a flexible license that won’t try to get more money off if we change our PCs or Pendrives.


SyncDocs works only with Google Drive, and it’s almost its only limitation, and in its licensed version we can even synchronize folders someone has shared with us, synchronize network folders, multiple Google accounts, scheduled backups, etc. It is a very powerful tool.

The portable version is specific, it comes in 32 and 64-bits versions, and you can find them here. I will recommend the 32-Bits version to avoid compatibility problems. This portable version will request us to unzip it in the removable drive destination. You have to create a folder that is where the application will work, unless we tell it otherwise, it’ll also keep the folders synchronized. This is completely configurable.


Once unzipped, execute the “PortableSyncDocs.cmd” file which is the one that prepares the application to run without installation. Now we just have to configure the folders we want to synchronize and enjoy the benefits of a system like this. The only downside, of which I give solution later, is that the application doesn’t start automatically when we click the drive on any computer. We need to run the previous file or the “syncdocs.exe” file directly.

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