Being a new fan of the cloud, I moved all my important folders and files (ca. 18 GB) to the Google Drive folder on my Windows 10 PC. I have the 100 GB package.
The sync started in the background and I let it running (on a slow connection).
Just today I found out that about 500 files are missing! They are not existing locally anymore, and also not on the Drive. Obviously, Google Drive removed them from my local Google Drive folder instead of uploading them to the cloud.
Now I am wondering:
How is that possible? Sync issue?
How can I recover the files? They are definitely gone. Also not in the trash bins (online/offline). (Lucky me I have a backup from a month ago, but just imagine another user without backup faces the same problem.)
How to prevent the nirvana-loss of files?
Thanks for any advice and help.