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Google users get various services and applications to enhance collaboration, facilitate communication and improve productivity. Google Drive is a cloud storage service that provides the benefits of flexible storage. It shares 15 GB of cloud storage free, and users can create folders and upload files/folders from the computer as the manual upload take much time and can be disrupted due to bad Internet or large file size. So Google offers a syncing application that works on the user’s computer, and the user can place the file in a synced folder, and it will reflect in the Google Drive application in the cloud.
Google Drive for Desktop synchronizes the files between Drive and computer. Syncing means downloading the cloud data to the computer and uploading data from the computer to Drive. After synchronization, the same data is present in both platforms.
This application was earlier known as Google Drive File Stream and many people are still using it. If the Google Drive File Steam is not working then you should check the below methods and use them.
When the files do not sync, there will be discrepancies in the data in both platforms. When the Google Drive for Desktop application gives errors, you should go to settings and check the error list.
The error list will contain the mistakes that are stopping the connection and synchronization. The error will help you in understating the problem and using the correct method to remove it.
Google Drive for Desktop is a manual app that the user controls. A user can pause the syncing, and the connection will stop working.
Now, restart the Application form Application’s menu. It will start to work again.
If you have disabled the software updates for the application, then Google Drive for Desktop will have problems. You can download its new version from the following URL –
Click Download Drive for Desktop.
Google Drive shares the same free 15 GB space with other applications. If the user has saved more data in other applications like Gmail, Photos, Docs, YouTube, etc., there will be no more space to save data in Google Drive.
Also, there should be enough space in the file system to sync the online files there. If the selected Drive does not have space, then synchronization will affect it.
When the user tries to sync a file with some limitation due to ownership or sharing, it will not sync with Google Drive. You should contact the owner of the file and ask for permission to handle it.
For cloud storage, there are some limitations related to the size of a file. Check the following-
The files and folders saved in the cloud can be deleted to Trash. Once the files are deleted, they will not sync with the Desktop version of Google Drive. So, you should restore such files to their original cloud location, and it will start to sync.
There can be several reasons behind a bad synchronization between a computer’s file system and Google Drive. Google Drive for Desktop is a simple application that allows you to access cloud data conveniently. But, it has some limitations also. If you want to migrate File system data to Google Drive, you should use the Kernel Google Drive Migration tool. It will access the files from your local system, and network shared locations. Then, you can migrate them to Google Drive easily. It will also migrate data between two Google Drive accounts. As you can only share limited data manually between Google Drive accounts, so our tool provides an easy way to migrate Google Drive data to another account