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Google Drive makes it easy to keep your files in one convenient place, accessible from anywhere in the world. But if your files are not syncing correctly between your computer and Google Drive, it can be frustrating. This issue can happen for a number of reasons, such as a poor internet connection or an outdated syncing application.
As an expert, I am here to provide you with technical and informative solutions to this problem, so you can maximize your productivity and collaboration capabilities. In this blog post, we will take a look into the common causes of this issue and provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to resolve it.
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.
When files fail to sync between your computer and Google Drive, it is highly likely that the Windows Firewall or antivirus program installed on your system is causing the issue. Disabling the Windows Firewall and antivirus program can help resolve the problem and allow files to sync correctly.
To disable, follow these steps:
To resolve issues with Google Drive, running the app as an administrator may help. Numerous users reported success with this simple solution. Follow these steps to try it out and see if it works for you.
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