The problem is keeping the shortcut pointing to the correct application executable on startup correctly since the folder path changes with each new version number. Each time this change occurs, it breaks user profile desktop icons for Google Drive.
The issue occurs after Google Drive does an automatic update and creates a new sub folder in the main folder of
C:\Program Files\Google\Drive File Stream\<188.8.131.52> related to the correlated build\release number creating this problem.
Question: Could I turn off Google Drive automatic updates entirely to resolve, or are there other solutions that might work to resolve this dynamically for the shortcut?
Other detail & things I tried...
- Now the
GoogleDriveFS.exeapplication is located in
184.108.40.206so the desktop shortcut no longer works as the path made on the install points to
C:\Program Files\Google\Drive File Stream\220.127.116.11\GoogleDriveFS.exewhich no longer exists (Directory Empty).
- I am aware of the
AutoStartOnLoginregistry entry but this seems to be hit and miss for starting every time and even if it did the users desktop shortcuts would still not work.
- All google drives were installed with the following parameters
GoogleDriveFSSetup --silent --desktop_shortcut