How to Install & Use KIO GDrive in Ubuntu 22.04

Users nowadays prefer cloud storage to save their files, such as Google Drive, OneDrive, and iDrive, which are all Google services. KIO GDrive is a free and open-source application that is also utilized for the mentioned purpose as it allows KIO-aware apps to edit and access Google Drive. It is a KDE product that runs on the KDE desktop. KIO GDrive effortlessly moves files from your computer to your Google drive.

The complete procedure for installation and usage of KIO GDrive will be demonstrated in this writeup.

How to install KIO GDrive in Ubuntu 22.04

Follow up on the below-given procedure in order to install KIO GDrive on Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Update Ubuntu’s packages

First of all, update your system packages. To do so, open up the terminal using “CTRL+ALT+T” and execute the following command:

$ sudo apt update 

Step 2: KDE account provider package installation

In this step, we will install additional packages that help to recognize online services like Google and Facebook on Ubuntu 22.04. For this purpose, install the “kaccounts-providers” package using the below command:

$ sudo apt install -y kaccounts-providers

Step 3: KIO GDrive installation

To install KIO GDrive on Ubuntu 22.04, write out the provided command in the terminal:

$ sudo apt install -y kio-gdrive

We have successfully installed KIO GDrive on Ubuntu 22.04.

Note: To use KIOGDrive on Ubuntu 22.04, it is necessary to install KDE Plasma Desktop and activate it while login into the Ubuntu system.

Step 4: Install KDE Plasma Desktop

As mentioned above, to use and configure KIO GDrive, install KDE Plasma Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04:

$ sudo apt install kde-plasma-desktop

Meanwhile, the following “Package configuration” window will appear on your screen. Click on the “Ok” button to move ahead:

Select your “display manager” according to your preferences and press the “Enter” key to continue KDE desktop installation:

The given output indicates that KDE Desktop is successfully installed and configured on our Ubuntu 22.04:

Step 5: Restart your system

After installing the KDE Plasma Desktop, reboot the system using the following command:

$ reboot

On Ubuntu 22.04, the installation of KIO GDrive and KDE Plasma Desktop is successfully completed. Now check out the method to use KIO GDrive on Ubuntu 22.04.

How to use KIO GDrive in Ubuntu 22.04

KIO GDrive can be used on Ubuntu 22.04 by activating the KDE desktop environment. To examine how to use KIO GDrive on Ubuntu 22.04, follow the below-given procedure.

After rebooting your system, first, click on the “gear” icon from the bottom-right side and select “Plasma X11” to activate it as your Desktop Environment:

Specify your password to log in to the system:

Go to the “Application Launcher” as shown below:

Then, type “Network” in the highlighted search bar and open it from search results:

Click on the “Google Drive” icon to open it:

Next, click on the “Add New Account” button to add an Account for KIO GDrive:

Choose “Google” from the given menu to use Google credentials for accessing KIO GDrive:

Then, add your Google email ID and click on the “Next” button:

After adding email, enter “Password” of your Gmail account and continue using the “Next” button:

Now grant access to “KDE online Account” for using GoogleDrive by clicking the “Allow” button, and your KIO GDrive is ready to use:

As you can see, we have completely elaborated the procedure to use KIO GDrive on Ubuntu 22.04. Let’s move toward its uninstallation method.

How to uninstall KIO GDrive in Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall KIO GDrive from Ubuntu 22.04, run the below-given command:

$ sudo apt remove kio-gdrive

We have acquired all the required steps for installing, using, and uninstalling KIO GDrive on Ubuntu 22.04.


To install KIO GDrive on Ubuntu 22.04, first, install the KDE account provider package. Then, install KIO GDrive using the “$ sudo apt install -y kio-gdrive” command on Ubuntu’s terminal, install the KDE Plasma Desktop with $ sudo apt install kde-plasma-desktop” command and activate it as your Desktop Environment. In this write-up, we have completely explained all the steps required for the installation, usage, and uninstallation of the KIO GDrive on Ubuntu 22.04.