File listing made easy

PyDrive handles paginations and parses response as list of GoogleDriveFile.

Get all files which matches the query

Create GoogleDriveFileList instance with parameters of Files.list() as dict. Call GetList() and you will get all files that matches your query as a list of GoogleDriveFile.

from import GoogleDrive

drive = GoogleDrive(gauth) # Create GoogleDrive instance with authenticated GoogleAuth instance

# Auto-iterate through all files in the root folder.
file_list = drive.ListFile({'q': "'root' in parents and trashed=false"}).GetList()
for file1 in file_list:
  print('title: %s, id: %s' % (file1['title'], file1['id']))

You can update metadata or content of these GoogleDriveFile instances if you need it.

Paginate and iterate through files

PyDrive provides Pythonic way of paginating and iterating through list of files. All you have to do is to limit number of results with maxResults parameter and build for loop retrieving file list from API each iteration.

Sample code continues from above:

# Paginate file lists by specifying number of max results
for file_list in drive.ListFile({'q': 'trashed=true', 'maxResults': 10}):
  print('Received %s files from Files.list()' % len(file_list)) # <= 10
  for file1 in file_list:
      print('title: %s, id: %s' % (file1['title'], file1['id']))