Google Drive haven't been syncing for me the past 10 days.
If you're relying on Google Drive, double check you're not affected by checking the Google Drive taskbar status icon isn't permanently stuck on "scanning web".
There's no immediate fix in sight (no ETA on Drive version 13), and the only workaround known to work involves re-downloading your full Google Drive (which for me currently is 85GB at 5mbit = 36+ hours).
However in my mind the worst part isn't so much the error itself, but the fact that such a crucial app is allowed to fail so silently. The only feedback you get is the spinning logo that indicates that Drive is working, but not yet fully synced, which isn't altogether a rare sight. You have to mouse-over the logo multiple times to realize that nothing is happening. Combine that with an auto-hide taskbar setting on my Windows laptop to save screen real-estate and you got yourself a recipe for potential data loss.
Not only that, but it brings back haunting memories from when the Drive client regularly force-closed and you first had to notice the icon was gone and then manually restart the client. They seem to have fixed that particular problem, but all in all this doesn't seem to paint a pretty picture of the set-and-forget storage solution you were looking for.
I really like Google Drive, especially for the half-price on storage compared to Dropbox, but this lack of any usable feedback on the sync status is really turning me off Google Drive.
And it's definitely something you should keep in mind, if you're deciding on which cloud storage provider to go with.#GoogleDrive #Dropbox