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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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Google Drive File Stream cache problems

I just recently switched to Drive File Stream and can't figure out how it works. Help me figure it out, please. Why do all the files I upload to the cloud (via website or local drive) forever remain ...
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Smart Folder and Google File Stream Drive

I have a smart folder that looks for images that are created/modified in the last day, but it ignores my google "Drive File Stream" folders for some reason. Google "Drive File Stream&...
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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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Disabling Google Meet login screens related to GDFS

After installing Google Drive File Stream, I sometimes get a popup on my desktop that asks to log in to Google Meet (I believe they usually pop when starting Outlook). I am not a Google Meet user, so ...
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Google Drive File Stream behaving weird and features removed

So the pause syncing option has been removed as well as limiting the bandwidth, anybody else experiencing this, it also says its syncing 1 file, but no file is listed, and while I was typing this got ...
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Testing XCode projects saved using Google FileStream

I originally posted this on stack overflow, and it was recommended I try here. I didn't know you all existed! Thanks in advance... I am a high school CS teacher teaching C++ with XCode. In the past, ...
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Google Drive File Stream is leaving “MemoryStream_xxx.ini” files

We have a number of users working on a corporate Google account using Drive File Stream and it has worked great for a number of years. A couple weeks ago I added another user and shared all our "...
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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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Is it possible to get the badges of the files from the terminal on OSX?

Purpose: To write a script to monitor the sync states of some files or directories in the folder controlled by Google File Stream. I want to monitor the badges created by Finder Sync Extensions which ...
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Windows copying within Google Drive File stream is remarkably slow

I'm using Windows 10 on a Surface Book 2 (i7, 16 gig RAM, 1TB drive) (not sure if relevant). I'm using Google Drive File Stream on my laptop (the drive is mapped to "G:" on my machine) and it is ...
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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!