[AccessD] Google Drive Horror Story

David McAfee davidmcafee at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 10:29:53 CDT 2022

One drive is worse. Imo.

They implemented it at work without telling anyone. It move the documents
folder to a new location and syncs it, breaking links to your old location.

Did you check to see if you have a setting turned on in Google drive? I
don't ever remember mine synching like that.

On Tue, Oct 25, 2022, 6:53 AM Arthur Fuller <fuller.artful at gmail.com> wrote:

> Maybe I should have read the docs thoroughly before beginning to use GD.
> But I figured that I already use OneDrive, so how different can it be?
> Well, it is hugely different!
> I took a bunch of stuff from my hard drive and copied it to GD. Soon I
> began to get notices that my GD was full. So I deleted a bunch of stuff
> residing there, only to discover that GD also deleted all that stuff from
> my hard drive!
> Fortunately, after a long walk through the Recycle bin, I recovered pretty
> much everything, but that long walk took me about three hours.
> Surely there's a switch somewhere that allows me to turn off the synch
> process. But in the meantime, I'm playing it safe and sticking to OneDrive.
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