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My opinion on the sync setting Google should add to Google Drive. What do you think?
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The sync setting Google Drive really needs...

Google Drive Sync Client is an excellent tool for users to sync files and folders between computers. End users like it as they can manage their files and folders in the traditional Windows or Mac folder views. It also makes it so easy for them to dump lots of data into Google Drive from multiple devices, but this can become a two-edged sword. Due to the ease of adding data to "My Drive" users can end up with more GB in their "My Drive" than free space they have on their computers local hard drive.

Currently, the Drive client has two sync settings. Sync the whole of a user's My Drive, or the user can go into preferences and select specific folders to sync. The problem with selecting specific folders is whenever the user creates a new folder or has a folder shared with them which they add to "My Drive" they then have to remember to go into preference and click the tick box next to the new folder for it to sync.

I think a solution to not having a bigger enough hard drive to sync all the data a user has in My Drive could be along the lines of:

- Sync my most recent "x" GB of data;

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- Sync my latest x months/weeks/days of files and folders (un-sync anything older) up to "x" GB

This would help get around the issue of smaller hard drive's syncing with My Drives containing a much higher volume of data.

This is my solution I am sure other people will have other solutions - would love to hear them!


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The sync setting Google Drive really needs...
Google Drive Sync Client is an excellent tool for users to sync files and folders between computers. End users like it as they can manage their files and folders in the traditional Windows or Mac folder views. It also makes it so easy for them to dump lots ...
Google Drive Sync Client is an excellent tool for users to sync files and folders between computers. End users like it as they can manage their files and folders in the traditional Windows or Mac folder views. It also makes i...
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We also recommend the Web UI over the desktop UI for the same reasons.

However, the sync client is very useful for "save as" functions in other non web based programs such as Adobe Creative Cloud as users generally, will not save a file to desktop then manually upload it to Google Drive Web UI. No matter if they have been trained. The file would remain on the desktop. Office has the advantage of the Drive Office Plugin which uploads and downloads direct to Drive.

Google could release some kind of system wide "save" and "load" function that a use could select when saving or opening a document. Which uploads and downloads on demand. Along the lines of Google Cloud Print - where Google Cloud Print is registered at a printer.
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Providing Cloud Computing and speedy IT Support to the fun, the young and the growing business.
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I follow Formula 1 closely and race in a number of  national karting championships in the UK. I also visit family in China quite often.

I am the Founder of Kimbley IT. We specialise in providing expert advice on Google Apps and IT Support to creative, green and technology based small business in Birmingham and the West Midlands. 
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I've advised The Gadget Show on Channel 5.
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Good service with friendly checkout staff.
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Not as good as it use to be.
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The Japanese don't mess about when making miniature models. Really good few hours, worth going.
Public - a year ago
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Not great. We stayed in a couple of traditional Japanese style hotels. This one was the biggest let down. It is right in the middle of the tourist area (so if priced higher). The staff don't really speak English but are friendly enough. However the food really was a let down - really tasteless - sadly the server also had really bad breath which didn't help in building an appetite for the food.
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Had some work done on my Volvo. Very good friendly service. Will use again.
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It's very 1950's. Staff are nice and its an enjoyable experience. But, WiFi is limited to the lounge which is not really acceptable for a hotel these days.
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Very nice food. The portions are smaller than other restaurants in the area but they turn out to be just the right amount. We were left very satisfied with the food.The only thing that made the experience less enjoyable was the restaurant manager asking if we'd like to add service to our bill before handing over the card payment machine for the pin to be entered. This is not a question that should ever be asked as it puts pressure on the client to make the payment. They should drop this practice.
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