How to change language in Google Drive application to English

Google Drive is great cloud service where you can store online or backup all your important files that you can later access wherever you are just by logging into your Gmail (Google) account and going to You can drag and drop files to your browser while on that url or you can install their application that will sync a selected folder to the cloud. Problem is I can’t change the language on my Google Drive since there is nowhere to do so. I prefer that my Windows and all applications are in English. I have searched the Google Drive’s settings but seen nowhere to change settings but than I searched a bit more and I found rather simple solution.

Before you start you should close Google Drive.
Then you need to go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Advanced -> Environment Variables.
Then on user variables press New button for Variable name enter LANG and for value enter en_US.
Restart the Google Drive and it should work now in English.

Easy as a pie!

Here’s a screenshot of the windows that might help you find your way trough:
Google Drive language fix

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  1. Much appreciated.

  2. Solution worked for me!

  3. Hey,very cool, thanks a lot!

  4. Thanks a lot. It really helped 🙂

  5. It Works!!
    Thanks Bro,..
    Appreciated very much.

  6. ace, just what i needed, my indonesian is just not good enough(!) thanks

  7. Thanks. It worked.

  8. AHHHH. .. IT WORKED FOR ME. Its fantastic solution.

  9. Great :)) Works with en_UK too 🙂

  10. Great, this worked for me on XP! Awesome tip 🙂


  12. mil graxias 😀

  13. awesome! worked like a charm

  14. thanks a lot,this method is so smart~

  15. Wow a nice solution. I hope this will solve other default language choices. Thanks A lost

  16. It works. Thank you.

  17. Daniel Leitão
    April 7, 2015 - 11:10 am

    Worked 100%.

    Thank you.

  18. sweet it worked 😀

  19. Thank you so much. I got the solution.

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