Rclone Guide for Beginners

Rclone Guide for Beginners


Roshanconnor Yo yo

Hello everyone

This is a basic guide for rclone (You can find Gdive guide for noobs here)

Note : I am explaining only basic commands needed for rclone

For more commands visit rclone.org

IMP : Like i said before, if you are a pro GTFO this guide already ๐Ÿ˜‚


Let me Teach you some basic words which we use in rclone

TD : Team Drive/Shared Drive

Remote : means the name of the drive/TD we are using with rclone

Path : means the location of the folder in your Drive/TD

Command : (I will demonstrate below)

Flags : (I will demonstrate below) -are used additionally for better output

eg: -P (For Progress)


Now let me tell you about rclone

It is the best tool for better usage of gdrive -Best and Open source too

It is a CLI (Command line interface-used with cmd in windows and termux in android)

But there is GUI (App)too for rclone - https://github.com/kapitainsky/RcloneBrowser

And don't worry , rclone from CLI is the best and fastest with no limitations (EASY)


RCLONE IS EASY - Keep this in your Mind

Don't listen to those fools who tells you otherwise

๐Ÿฏ Installation of Rclone:-

๐Ÿ’ป For PC -

Pro tip : Adding rclone to Path (so that we can run rclone from anywhere in our PC)

๐Ÿ“ฑ For Android -

  • Install termux from Playstore
  • Go to settings-Apps-Termux-Give Storage Permissions
  • Copy paste code below to Termux and run it
pkg install rclone


๐Ÿ› Setting Up the Rclone remote :-

In PC : Go to search Bar and type cmd and Press Enter

In Android: Open Termux app

Remember - Now onwards the steps are same for both android and PC (bcause of which I am adding only the screenshots from PC)

Type this code in Your Cmd/Termux - rclone config

Follow the screenshots below now

๐Ÿผ Basic Commands with rclone :-

> rclone config , rclone about , rclone size

rclone size

>rclone tree , rclone lsd , rclone ls

rclone tree
rclone lsd
rclone ls

>rclone copy , rclone move , rclone sync

rclone copy
rclone move
rclone sync

>rclone rmdirs , rclone delete, rclone purge , rclone dedupe


So that's the all basic commands you should know

Pro Tips:

With rclone you can transfer only 750GB per day

To overcome that we can use :

1.Folderclone : https://github.com/Spazzlo/folderclone ((Fast) (Some errors)

2.Autorclone : https://github.com/xyou365/AutoRclone (Slower) (Accurate)

3.Gclone : https://github.com/donwa/gclone (Fast and accurate)

4.Fclone : https://github.com/mawaya/rclone/releases (fastesssst) (not so accurate)

5.Gdutils : https://github.com/roshanconnor123/gd-utils (faster than gclone and accurate) (my favourite)

Credits : rclone.org