Issues Updating Google Drive on OS X 10.9.1

After recently updating to OS X 10.9.1 Google Drive was unable to update and/or sync.

However, after following the instructions (Click on the Google Drive icon in the menu bar and select Update) nothing would happen. Quitting/restarting Google Drive didn’t solve this issue, nor did rebooting.

With that said, we have a fix!

How To Fix Google Drive on OS X 10.9.1

  1. Quit the Google Drive app
  2. Open Terminal (iTerm2 for many of us)
  3. Start Google Drive from within Terminal
  "/Applications/Google Drive" --overlays_enabled_finder_versions="10.9.1"
  1. You’ll once again be informed that Google Drive needs to be updated
  2. Type in your password and that’s it.