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Old Excel temp files appearing when copying folder (Google Drive)

I use Google Drive on Windows 10. I have a template folder in a Google Drive for Desktop (formerly file-stream) folder with an Excel spreadsheet in it. I occasionally update this spreadsheet and give ...
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Change mirror folder in Google Drive for desktop

Have Google Drive setup in Mirror files mode (not Stream files). I can open the folder using Access files from a folder on your computer link, but is there any hidden option to change this folder?
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How to use "Open With" menu for folders to open in Explorer.exe?

I'm using the Application Launcher For Drive extension on Chrome and it allows me to open files with certain programs on my local computer when right-clicking a file on the Google Drive website (https:...
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Google drive sync folder on your computer fills my disk up

I wanted to make a backup of a specific folder on my laptop, which mounts a small SSD disk with 60 GB of free space remaining. I installed Google Drive and configured it for file streaming, and I ...
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Google Workspace Shared Drives - Permission problems in Drive for Desktop but not web interface

This question applies to Google Workspace, specifically the "Shared Drive" service, which is distinct from Google Drive. OS is Windows 10 Pro 22H2 with all updates Browser is Firefox 110.0 (...
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Downloading large folders from Google Drive, but not entire folder

I've worked with the trashfire that is Google Drive for a decent bit now, and while initially the desktop app wasn't too painful to deal w/, as we were able to download and pick which folders to sync ...
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On-device Google Drive for Desktop folder access between multiple users

Me and a couple of colleagues are using Google Drive for Desktop to keep a single folder synchronized between our desktops. For context, we're using this client. Our setup is slightly complicated, and ...
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Not seeing my mac from google drive settings

Re-install multiple times, granted full disk access to google drive. but not able to see my mac shows up in the left menu. any idea? i am on mac 12.2.1, mac book pro (intel chip) What I see from ...
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Google Drive is reporting I'm using significantly more data than I am. How can I fix this?

From drive.google.com, Drive is reporting that I've used 138.39GB of my drive space. However, from my HD (using MacOS) my machine is reporting that my Google Drive folder is 121.3GB in size. To be ...
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Changing location of virtual drive for Google Drive

I've asked several questions about Google Drive in the past, and one of them was trying to figure out where my virtual drive was as it wasn't showing up in diskmgr but still showing in Explorer. I ...
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Cannot uninstall Google Drive

I have been trying to uninstall Google Drive but everytime I try I get the following error : Windows cannot find ' C:\Program Files\Google\Drive File Stream\53.0.8.0\uninstall.exe ' I have tried ...
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How to sync files directly to a shared drive in google drive using google drive for desktop or any other software?

Currently, google drive for desktop app syncs files on my computer tab in google drive, which takes my own cloud space. So is it possible to sync my files directly to a shared drive? For example, I ...
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How to check if process is running properly in Powershell?

I'm writing some powershell to check if the Google Drive for Desktop process is running. If it is, I need to stop it and restart it. I'm having trouble understanding how to avoid throwing errors if ...
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Increasing drive partition size for Google Drive cloud sync

I've asked in a previous post how Google Drive partitions are stored, but I'm having trouble with one particular action. A lot of uploads that I do to my drive are around 1GB-20GB, and although I have ...
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Why Google Drive app constantly showing popup on startup?

I have replaced Google Backup&Sync with Google Drive app and now it is showing popup every time when Windows is started. How to get rid of this?
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Stop Google Drive for Desktop Hogging CPU after Boot?

Every machine in my office has the google drive client taking upwards of 90% of CPU resources after boot/restart.This causes extreme system slowdown and effective downtime. When I kill & restart ...
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How do I sync single folder on desktop in latest release of Google Drive

Since Google Drive synch application tool "Backup" has been discontinued, I am forced to install "Google drive for Desktop". I just want to synch my local folder to google drive. I ...
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How to sync specific folders in Google Drive for Desktop?

Please note: I am not talking about Google's deprecated "Backup and Sync" application nor "Google Drive File Stream". This question pertains to Google's new Drive for Desktop. How ...
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Cannot open files from or copy too Google Drive Desktop & getting “These files might be harmful to your computer” warning when trying to copy them

I'm using Google Drive for desktop and have a virtual drive on my computer where I can directly access Google docs without having to use the web UI. In the settings I have it set to Stream, rather ...
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How is the data on the new Google Drive for Desktop stored

As of recently, Backup and Sync has been merged into a much newer and much more complex application, Google Drive for Desktop. [I use Windows for these examples, btw]. For the most part, the ...
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Files missing after switching from Google Filestream to Google Drive

I was using Google Filestream to work on my laptop for years. I could open documents locally, edit them, save them, etc. And those folders and files would then sync to the cloud. I could open them in ...
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How to backup my Google Drive for Windows files onto an external backup drive

I'm on Windows 10, and trying to organise my file system and backups. I would like to have all of my "main" files (documents, etc.) on Google Drive, so I can access them across different ...
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Does Google Drive File Stream work for multiple accounts?

Until summer 2020, G Suite customers used Google File Stream to get files onto their computers, and Gmail users were limited to Backup and Sync. As of July 2020, Gmail users we allowed to use File ...
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How to save file to a “virtual local drive” and have the data streamed to a remote drive?

(This is for Windows computers.) So, the reason why I need this is not really relevant, but generally speaking... I have a program which takes a long time to generate a huge file (like 100's of GB). I ...
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Robo-Copying files between google file stream and a network drive with a windows task scheduler gets “Access Denied”

I am trying to copy files that is generated by SAP Business Objects (and saved onto a network drive (M:)) onto the google file stream drive (G:). I used the Robocopy windows command, which enables me ...
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Google File Stream white-space in home directory path causes errors

BACKGROUND When installing Google File Stream on my PC, it creates a new G: drive, and a directory named My Drive in it, containing a mirror of my Google drive directories and files. PROBLEM When ...
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Excel file (Microsoft excel macro-enabled worksheet) cannot be opened inside GDrive (and file stream)

After transferring my files from the desktop to Google Drive, I tried to open the file with Excel in Google Drive with file stream, but an error keeps showing up and stops me from opening it. ...
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Google Drive shortcut broken after automatic updates

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 ...
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Google drive file stream, unable to `ls` or `find` some directories once synced

I've just synched a large (~50gb?) google drive to my local OSX 10.14.5 (Mojave), using Google Drive File Stream v.32. I am attempting to get a list of all of the files that were synced with find /...
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How to read google Filestream content_cache folder?

I have problem with Google Filestream. User data was not synchronized to cloud for months. After uninstalling and reinstalling the FS client sync is now working fine...but all locally saved files are ...
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Google Drive File Stream cache not cleaning up

I finished uploading my files to Google Drive using File Stream and don't have anything marked to be kept local. Still, GDFS keeps around 40GB of cache files. Here are the things I tried to make it ...
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Can you back-up your Google Drive folder (on my Mac) with Time Machine

Is this possible? We are using Google Drive File Stream (Version: 29.1.81.1927) to sync all of our working files from our Macs with our Google Drive account. So this contains a mixture of Google Docs/...
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Can't double-click to open Google Sheet document (Windows with File Stream)

I use Google Drive File Stream on Windows. I used to be able to open a Google spreadsheet from an explorer window just by double-clicking on it like any other file. Now I can only open them by right-...
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Google drive file stream has encountered and has stopped OSX

credits goes to github user bfleischer for the solution Just wanted to share an answer to a solution. So recently i fresh installed a new OSX on my mac and encountered this problem which the drive ...
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Drive File Stream disc space

I have installed on two computers the Drive File Stream, from Google. Theoretically, I have 1 Tb of disc space to save items on the cloud. I'm using about 370 Gb of space, as it can be seen either ...
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Why does Google File Stream disappear from Windows 8.1 after update

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro. I've had Google File Stream stop three times now. The first time I was completely puzzled, so I reinstalled it. The second time I used Windows search to find the app and ...
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Right-click context menu in Windows Explorer is always slow/hanging

I noticed that whenever I click on any folder in Windows Explorer (and many times on files), there will be a noticeable lag. I discovered that the cause of this turned out to be Google Drive and that ...
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"bscured by a filter driver" error from Google Drive File Stream

Google Drive File Stream gives me errors in the event log on Windows 10. What do they mean and when can I do to remove them? PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-EventLog -Newest 50 -LogName "System" -...
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Google Drive File Stream kicks regular Google Drive out of Windows Quick Access

I run Google Drive File Stream (GDFS) and Google Backup and Sync (GBS) simultaneously on Windows 10. I'd like to have both in the Quick Access list at the left of the Windows Explorer window. But it ...
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How can I change the location of ALL Google Drive File Stream files used including the DB?

I have been on a mission to look for a solution of how to change the location of every file Google DFS (Drive File Stream) uses (including the DB which gets accessed more than anything). I have two ...
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Is there a way to limit the bandwidth that Google Drive File Stream uses in Windows?

Is there a way to limit the bandwidth that Google Drive File Stream uses? I'm using Windows 10 and when I resume syncing, the Internet becomes unusable. I have to stop syncing to browse simple web ...
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google drive cache taking too much space

I recently found that google drive is taking too much space (50GB) although I only made 3GB available offline. On my Mac and PC I had too go and delete the cache folder. Is there a way to avoid it? ...
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Is there a way to limit the bandwidth that Google Drive File Stream uses?

Is there a way to limit the bandwidth that Google Drive File Stream uses? I'm using a Mac and when I resume syncing, the Internet becomes unusable. I have to stop syncing to browse simple web pages!
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