I recently noticed that there is a file (a document) in my Google Drive that failed to sync. I didn't need it, so I deleted it.
Now, in my computers GD folder there is a directory with the name of that document. And it can not be deleted, renamed, etc.
I can open it, create files (and directories) inside of it, open files inside of it, modify/save those files, and delete them.
But if I delete or rename the directory its self, I get an error:
Could not find this item
This is no longer located in C:[path to file].
Verify the item's location and try again.
The file has been deleted in Drive, and my trash has been cleared. It should be gone, but it still shows up! I even tried removing it with alternate file managers, which also show that it exists, but can not delete it (similar error messages). And I attempted to do it with command prompt, but:
The system cannot find the file specified.
This is very annoying, and Drive still calls those files unsyncable:
Download Error - You only have permissions to view this file, so your
changes can not be synced.
Permissions should(?) be irrelevant, as I created the file, and it was never shared.
For reference: Running Windows 8 x64
If I create a folder by that name in GD, it will show up in windows as if I had two directories of the same name. I can hit delete on either, but the one with the newer time-stamp will be deleted (even if I attempted to delete the older one). And the other (older) will remain impossible to delete.