Will not open a Java file on Google drive even though it recognizes it

Stephen 8 years ago in iPad updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 8 years ago 2

it sees the file in my Google drive but it is shaded to where I can't open it to edit it! This seems like it is only a one way app, you can put out *.java files to google drive but then you will not be able to open them and edit them.

I got it to work.

This is a problem when opening files from Google Drive using the "Open…" command in Textastic. This invokes the iOS document picker and uses the Google Drive file provider extension of the Google Drive app. Unfortunately, the Google Drive app has some bugs regarding handling of file extension that it doesn't know.

Instead, please use the remote transfer screen: tap on the "globe" button in Textastic and create a new Google Drive connection. You can then download and upload files using this connection. It also allows you to download whole directory trees.