Google Drive and Arduino IDE

Hey guys, sorry if I posted this in the wrong section of the Forum.

I got Google Drive a few weeks ago. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically a folder on your computer that gets synced with a cloud storage drive.

I already lost a lot of old programs due to a computer failure, so I wanted to be able to save and read all Arduino files to my Google Drive folder. Saving to that folder was simple, but every time I save a new file, I have to navigate to the Drive folder. Also, my saved files do not show up in my Sketchbook.

Basically, I need to change the (sketchbook?) folder that every thing saved and read from for my Sketchbook. I am using Arduino 1.0 (Latest, as of May 7, 2012).

Thanks guys!

File -> Preferences.

wow thanks :)

What would work even better is to install FileHampster and configure [u]that[/u] to store its backups on your Google Drive. That way you can recover any historical version of a file, not just the latest version.

Personally, I use git. I put the root of my sketchbooks folder on github, and just commit/push everything at the end of each day. This gives me the ability to go back to any day in time, and to view differences of what I changed, and do branching or whatever if I want. But, most importantly, it gives me the ability to easily merge between machines, AND it gives me an easy place to point at when I have questions about my code. The draw-back: The free version of git requires that you make all your files readable by everyone. Personally, I don't mind at all.