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26 - Google Drive


In March 2017, Google introduced Drive File Stream, a desktop application for G Suite (now Google Workspace) customers using Windows and macOS computers that maps Google Drive to a drive letter on the operating system, and thus allows easy access to Google Drive files and folders without using a web browser. It also features on-demand file access, when the file is downloaded from Google Drive only when it is accessed. Additionally, Drive File Stream supports the Shared Drives functionality of Google Workspace.[92][93]




26 - Google Drive



Google Drive allows users to share drive contents with other Google users without requiring any authorization from the recipient of a sharing invitation. This has resulted in users receiving spam from unsolicited shared drives. Google is reported to be working on a fix.[120]


A Note on Backups: Before the cloud became an available and popular destination, the most common way to back up was primarily to a tape, a CD, or an external hard drive. As the cloud became more readily available and affordable, it quickly became the most popular off-site storage medium because it eliminated the need for manual backups by automating the process. Automation makes backing up much easier and more reliable.


Thank you for sharing this great article! But I have one question though, in the diagram of part5, how is the data calculated, or measured? For example, google drive has a 94.4% rate, I just wonder how this number came out. Would appreciate it if you can explain it , thanks!


EDIT: Also - have you set up your own clientID for Onedrive? This could certainly affect performance. I have no idea what the shared common rclone quota is for Onedrive is - ie. if it's ample or not. Would have to ask Nick about that.


Otherwise it is possible that this is something that has just changed - or it could concievably be high load due to Corona-related thing. I have heard that Google had some minor issues in some systems (including Gdrive) from a high spike in traffic recently. I guess a lot of people suddenly had a lot of time to sit on their computers and do some cleanup ...


Downloading files from google drive to local is vert fast, I can fully utilize 1 Gbps. When uploading to onedrive from local I can also utilize full 1 Gbps. The problem occurs when directly copying google drive to onedrive.


Google has announced they are updating the interface you use to share files from Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms) on the web. This will replace the previous interface used to share files and manage members of shared drives.


Sometimes, even though you click on download in Google Drive, your files will be zipped but the download won\u2019t start. There are a few reasons why this happens.If you have a pop-up blocker app, this is most likely the cause of the issue. Disable the pop-up blocker and try downloading your files again.Antivirus may block pop-ups as well. If this is the case, you have to disable your antivirus from doing so.Lastly, maybe you have accidentally blocked Google Drive pop-ups in your Chrome settings. To revert this setting:1. Click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner of your screen.2.\u00a0Click \u201cSettings.\u201d3.\u00a0Go to \u201cPrivacy and Security\u201d and click on \u201cSite Settings.\u201d4.\u00a0Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on \u201cPop-ups and redirects.\u201d5.\u00a0If there is a Google Drive URL in the \u201cBlock\u201d section, click on the three vertical dots next to that URL, and then click \u201cAllow.\u201dIf this doesn\u2019t solve your problem either, then this is probably a system error.Note: To avoid this issue altogether, download files that are smaller than 2GB and make sure you don\u2019t download more than 500 files at once." } }, "@type": "Question", "name": "How Do I Download an Entire Folder From Google Drive?", "acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer", "text": "To download a folder from your Google Drive:1.\u00a0Log in to your Google Drive.2.\u00a0Right-click on the folder that you want to download and click \u201cDownload.\u201dNote: Google will automatically convert your folder to a zip file. If you want to avoid this, scroll up to the beginning of this article to see how to download a folder from your Google Drive without zipping." , "@type": "Question", "name": "How Can I Upload a Folder Without Zipping?", "acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer", "text": "When you upload a folder to your Google Drive, its format will remain the same. The simplest way to do this is as follows:1.\u00a0Log in to your Google Drive.2.\u00a0Find the folder on your computer that you want to upload.3.\u00a0Click on the folder and drag it to Google Drive in your browser.4.\u00a0Drop the folder into your Google Drive.Congratulations! You have successfully uploaded your folder.Note: You can drop files into folders instantly. Simply drag-and-drop the folder from your computer directly into a folder in Google Drive." , "@type": "Question", "name": "Where Is My Google Drive Folder?", "acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer", "text": "If you have downloaded Backup and Sync for desktop, you may be wondering how to locate the folder where the app has stored your files. The shortcut to your Google Drive folder should be pinned in the \u201cQuick Access\u201d section of your Windows Explorer.If not, you can access it in the following way:1.\u00a0Open Windows Explorer.2.\u00a0Go to Local Disk (C:).3.\u00a0Open the folder \u201cUsers.\u201d4.\u00a0Go to the folder \u201cUser.\u201d (Note: The name of this folder may vary according to the language of your OS and your PC account configurations.)5. This is where your Google Drive folder is located. Open it to view your files." , "@type": "Question", "name": "Why Can I Not Download Files From Google Drive?", "acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer", "text": "There may be several reasons why you can\u2019t download files from your Google Drive. Here are potential solutions:\u00b7 Check your internet connection.\u00b7\u00a0Make sure that you are signed in to your Google account. You can\u2019t use Google Drive features if you don\u2019t sign in.\u00b7\u00a0If you are downloading multiple files or an entire folder, maybe Google Drive is still preparing a zip file for your download. You can see that in the bottom-right corner of your browser.\u00b7\u00a0Perhaps cookies for your Google Drive are blocked. They are an important feature as they allow you to download files from your Google Drive. To enable cookies, do the following:1.\u00a0Go to your Google Drive.2.\u00a0In the browser search bar, click on the lock icon located before the URL.3.\u00a0Click on \u201cCookies.\u201d4.\u00a0Go to the \u201cBlocked\u201d section of the dialog box.5.\u00a0If there are any URLs related to Google, select them and click \u201cAllow.\u201dIf you can\u2019t download files from a Google Drive link that someone has sent you, that can be fixed as well. Check if the sender has allowed you to view the file. If they have enabled you to download the file, make sure that you are logged in to your Google account.Alternatively, they can select the \u201cAnyone with the link can view\u201d option when creating the link. If you still can\u2019t download your files, copy and paste the link in incognito mode or a different browser. Should this fail as well, temporarily disable your antivirus." , "@type": "Question", "name": "How to Upload and Download Files From Google Drive?", "acceptedAnswer": "@type": "Answer", "text": "The most common way to upload a file to your Google Drive is the following:1. Log in to your Google Drive.2.\u00a0In the top-left corner, click the \u201cNew\u201d button.3. Select \u201cFile upload.\u201d4.\u00a0Locate the files you want to upload and select them.5.\u00a0Click \u201cOpen.\u201dNote: You can check the status of your uploads in the bottom-right corner of the browser.To download files from your Google Drive, follow these steps:1.\u00a0Log in to your Google Drive.2.\u00a0Select multiple files by clicking and dragging your cursor over the files you want to download.3. Right-click on any of the selected files.4.\u00a0Click \u201cDownload.\u201dNote: In Step 2, you can select non-adjacent files by holding Ctrl and clicking on the files you want to download." ] } BODY .fancybox-containerz-index:200000BODY .fancybox-is-open .fancybox-bgopacity:0.87BODY .fancybox-bg background-color:#0f0f11BODY .fancybox-thumbs background-color:#ffffff "@context": " ", "@type": "BreadcrumbList", "itemListElement": [ "@type": "ListItem", "position": 1, "item": "@id": " -mobile/", "name": "PC & Mobile" , "@type": "ListItem", "position": 2, "item": "@id": " -mobile/pc-mobile-devices/", "name": "Devices" , "@type": "ListItem", "position": 3, "item": "@id": " -mobile/pc-mobile-devices/windows/", "name": "Windows" ] "@context": " ", "@type": "Article", "mainEntityOfPage": "@type": "WebPage", "@id": " -google-drive-folder-without-zipping/" , "headline": "How to Download a Google Drive Folder Without Zipping", "image": [ " -content/uploads/2021/03/How-to-Download-a-Google-Drive-Folder-Without-Zipping-scaled.jpg?resize=1200%2C1200&ssl=1", " -content/uploads/2021/03/How-to-Download-a-Google-Drive-Folder-Without-Zipping-scaled.jpg?resize=1280%2C960&ssl=1", " -content/uploads/2021/03/How-to-Download-a-Google-Drive-Folder-Without-Zipping-scaled.jpg?resize=1280%2C720&ssl=1", " -content/uploads/2021/03/How-to-Download-a-Google-Drive-Folder-Without-Zipping-scaled.jpg?fit=2560%2C1707&ssl=1", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_14-33.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_2-69.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_3-63.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_4-64.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_5-69.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_6-58.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_7-49.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_8-50.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_15-28.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_11-40.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_11-39.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_16-21.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_17-26.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_19-17.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_20-17.png", " -content/uploads/2021/03/Screenshot_21-12.png" ], "datePublished": "2021-03-26T11:00:00-06:00", "dateModified": "2021-03-26T11:00:00-06:00", "author": "@type": "Person", "name": "Lee Stanton" , "publisher": "@type": "Organization", "name": "Alphr", "logo": "@type": "ImageObject", "url": " -content/themes/alphr/images/logo_new.svg" , "description": "Google will automatically zip a folder or multiple files when you try to download them from your Google Drive. But this may not be what you want. Fortunately, there is a way to download an entire folder from Google Drive" var ajaxurl = ' -admin/admin-ajax.php'; window.adsLoaded = false; var freestar = freestar ; freestar.queue = freestar.queue []; freestar.config = freestar.config ; freestar.config.enabled_slots = []; freestar.initCallback = function () if (typeof window.initAds !== "undefined") window.initAds(); else window.adsLoaded = true; (freestar.config.enabled_slots.length === 0) ? freestar.initCallbackCalled = false : freestar.newAdSlots(freestar.config.enabled_slots) GamingXboxNintendoPlayStationTwitchDiscordMinecraftSteamPC & MobileAndroidiPhoneChromebookWindowsMacGoogle SheetsZoomGoogle MeetGoogle PhotosMicrosoft TeamsZohoSocial MediaFacebookInstagramTikTokTwitterSnapChatWhatsAppTelegramMessengerInternetVPNsAlexaGoogle PhotosiCloudPaypalNotionEntertainmentChromecastFire TVsRokuNetflixSpotifyKodiDisney+GadgetsSmart HomeEchoGoogle HomeiPadKindle FireVizio TVsSamsung TVsVPNsKodiXboxOn a RouterAndroidFirestickSubscribe UsSubscribeGamingXboxNintendoPlayStationTwitchDiscordMinecraftSteamPC & MobileAndroidiPhoneChromebookWindowsMacGoogle SheetsZoomGoogle MeetGoogle PhotosMicrosoft TeamsZohoSocial MediaFacebookInstagramTikTokTwitterSnapChatWhatsAppTelegramMessengerInternetVPNsAlexaGoogle PhotosiCloudPaypalNotionEntertainmentChromecastFire TVsRokuNetflixSpotifyKodiDisney+GadgetsSmart HomeEchoGoogle HomeiPadKindle FireVizio TVsSamsung TVsVPNsKodiXboxOn a RouterAndroidFirestickSearchHomePC & Mobile Devices Windows How to Download a Google Drive Folder Without Zipping Lee StantonRead moreMarch 26, 2021 041b061a72


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