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To download files from Google Drive using ECX, you are required to sign in first.
The authentication process may vary depending on the Google account security settings.
To sign in, on the Download files from Google Drive page, define the authentication type:
•Password: Select this option to use the Google account credentials.
•Token: Select this option to use the Authentication token extracted from the Google Chrome browser or the Google Drive (Backup and Sync) application using Google Token Extractor (GTEX). For more information about extracting the token, see the Extracting Authentication token topic.
Signing In Using Credentials
If you sign in using the Password option, enter the Google account ID (in the firstname.lastname@example.org format) and the password.
When you sign in with the Save credentials for future use option selected, ECX stores an authentication token. To use the token on next sign-in to this account, enter the login and make sure the Use token instead of password (if available) option is selected. When signing in with a token, you do not have to use the password or pass two-steps verification (use USB-token, Google Prompt, or enter a secure code).
NOTE: ECX doesn't support Google accounts with CAPTCHA protection. You can wait for a while until CAPTCHA protection is turned off and then try to log in again.
Signing In Using Authentication Token
If you sign in using the Token option, select the previously saved token from the list or specify the path to a new token .xml file extracted from the Google Chrome browser via Google Token Extractor (GTEX). By default, the token file is saved to the folder where the Google Token Extractor is located.
For more information about extracting the token, see the Extracting authentication token topic.
When you sign in with the Save credentials for future use option selected, ECX saves the token and you can select it from the list on the next sign in.
NOTE: To download files from Google Drive, you can use tokens extracted from either the Google Chrome browser or Google Drive (Backup and Sync) application.
When you sign in via ECX, the information on this sign-in is displayed in your Google account (My Account > Sign-in & security > Connected apps & sites > Apps connected to your account). You will see Elcomsoft Cloud eXplorer on the list of apps and sites with authorized access to your account.
If you sign in via ECX using the login and password, you will get email notifications in the Google account you signed into. You will also see an additional notification in your Google account (My Account > Sign-in & security > Device activity & notifications > Recently used devices). You will not see any mentions of the ECX applications, but there will be a Windows or Unknown OS device on the list of devices currently or recently signed in to your account.
Also, if you sign in via ECX from an IP address which you haven't previously signed in from, an email notification will be sent to your Gmail account with information on a new sign-in.