Introduction to Rclone Browser

Earlier on this year, I wrote this post (Introduction to Rclone) which allows file transfers/synchronization of data between multiple remote locations and your local file system. I have been using Rclone for a number of months and have been really happy with it – feedback on Twitter and YouTube confirms that many of you feel the same.

I stated in that previous post I had been testing a GUI version of Rclone titled “Rclone Browser” in Windows, well lets clarify this first of all – Rclone Browser simply handles the processing of the commands on your behalf and displays data in a format that’s easier for most to understand.

Rclone Browser is not developed by Nick Craig-Wood, the developer of Rclone, it’s developed by Mārtiņš Možeiko and can be found at the URL below, not on the Rclone website.

https://mmozeiko.github.io/RcloneBrowser/

Similar to Rclone, Rclone Browser requires little setup in Windows, simply extract the compressed folder, open RcloneBrowser.exe and point Rclone Browser to where your setup of Rclone resides and you are ready to go. A config button will launch the Rclone CLI if you wish to do that.

Once a remote is open, it looks like the above (Demo is a crypt remote for Google Drive) and displays a tree structure very similar to that of Windows Explorer.

Transfer of files can be done via drag and drop or by selecting the Upload/Download button respectively. When a transfer is in place, the “Jobs” tab will show the detail behind it, including a more detailed output if the Verbose option is selected when the transfer is kicked off.

A demonstration of the download and setup is shown in my video below.

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