Questions tagged [google-drive-file-stream]

For questions specifically about the Drive File Stream client for Google's file synchronization and cloud storage service Google Drive.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Can't list Google File Stream dir in bash shell

I just installed Google File Stream under Windows 10 to access my university Google Drive and it works just fine. However, as I am mostly a macOS and Linux user, I have installed the Linux subsystem, ...
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Is there a way to see what account is associated with a google drive file stream on a mac

I have Google Drive File Stream (GDFS) installed on mac and wanted to know if there is a file that holds information on what account (mainly email) is currently associated with the GDFS app. Visually ...
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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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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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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? ...