Python and Google Drive

I ran into a little issue today on my mac. I was trying to run python with a virtual environment. I have started keeping my work virtual environments on my Google Drive. But when I tried to run pip from my virtualenv, it failed with a "no such file or folder" error.

Turns out the problem was the space in the default Google Drive folder.

To fix this:

  1. Quit the google drive app.
  2. Rename the folder from Google Drive to GoogleDrive, no space.
  3. Restart the google drive app.
  4. Click on the error in the google drive menu and selected 'Locate Folder'.
  5. Point google drive to my new folder.

After that, everything should work like a champ.