1.    24 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 259
    win7 and ubuntu

    google drive icon gone after moved document folder location to Gdrive


    Simply it was there as an icon and syncs.
    I then opened folder 'documents' properties, and reassigned location to be under c:\users\tricia\Google Drive.
    Win10 copied all the files and they were synced to google drive on the web site.
    But the icon for google drive vanished.

    Here is a picture, it no longer appears, is this normal?
    What would happen if I revert the location back to default target ?

    Online instruction to do this.
    How to: Automatically Backup My Documents Folder To Google Drive

    It is working, but the danger is if someone deletes your files on google drive, it will sync back to your pc and delete them too. It is very convenient. To do it the stock way, means you have double files on your PC.

    Can google drive be configured to only sync forward, not backwards?
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  2.    24 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,107
    Windows 10 Pro

    Browse to C:\Users\Trish and see if the Google Drive icon is listed there. If not, press the Find Target button.
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  3.    24 Jan 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 259
    win7 and ubuntu
    Thread Starter

    ok, did that it points to documents.
    the words 'google drive' though is not visible in the file manager.
    Although I am thinking now this is deliberate, a feature of google drive when you change the location of one of your folders to be 'google drive'. Not sure if I like that, but maybe they thought was less confusing to have it disappear. .

    Question is, how can you know if a folder has been relocated to google drive? People might think google drive is not working if they do not see the google drive folder in their file manager.

    One way is on the task bar click the up arrow, right click google drive and select 'open google drive folder'.
    When I do that it opens the documents folder.
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    did this by in file manager, right click Documents, go to properties, select location, click find target. And the screen opens showing 'Documents'
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  4.    25 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 259
    win7 and ubuntu
    Thread Starter

    I marked solved as it must be normal behavior.
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