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After Backup and Sync tried to delete a file, I can't delete it manually

My access to a folder in my Google Drive was removed, and I had synced it with my Windows file system using Backup and Sync. The folder should have been removed, however, Backup and Sync is giving me ...
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What does the “Upload photos and videos to Google Photos” checkbox mean on the Google Backup & Sync desktop app?

Does this option only upload photos and videos in the folders selected under "choose folders", or does it also upload what are in different folders? Also, does it prevent said photos and videos from ...
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How to safely consolidate duplicate folders on Google Drive and then delete the emptied ones, syncing the kept ones?

I was reinstalling my system, and I carelessly copied folders to the folder I use for Google Drive and started syncing at the same time. That resulted in my files being split between duplicate ...
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How to remotely sign out from Backup and Sync?

Suppose I have a laptop with Google Chrome and Backup and Sync installed and my Google account logged in for both of these applications. Then, if my laptop gets stolen, I want to remotely sign out my ...
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How to Remotely Log out/Revoke Access of Google Backup and Sync, and Chrome?

I am aware that one can sign out of Gmail web sessions through its main interface, and one can remove account access for devices through Google Account > Security > Your Devices. The latter only ...
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Which servers to whitelist for google-backup-and-sync?

A parenting filter may be blocking google-backup-and-sync (as adverse effect). Is there a way to provide a whitelist URL so that the sync would work? Which server address google-backup-and-sync ...
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Does Google Drive sync entire file again on making small changes?

There is a pdf file Data.pdf (~10 MB) stored in my Google Drive folder. I open the file in Adobe Reader, highlight a line and then save the file. A re-sync will take place. I want to know whether ...
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My Drive (Google) is not synced to my new computer

I have a new Windows 10 computer and I have installed Backup and Sync from Google but the 55 GB of data I have in My Drive is not downloaded to the new computer. Expected Result That all the files in ...
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Google backup and sync all files in a folder have check marks but some files are missing in drive

I created a folder on my computer beneath my google drive directory, and I placed 500 pictures and videos into it. Google backup and sync did it's thing, but when it was finished, not all the files ...
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Google's Backup and Sync using 4.5 Gb of memory?

I just noticed that on my Macbook Pro, "Backup and Sync from Google" is using 4.5 Gb of memory (see Activity Monitor below). This seems like an abnormally large amount? How can I alleviate this?