I wrote about three common Google Drive problems a while back. Recently however I came across another issue that I haven’t experienced before; some folders in Google Drive were just not synchronizing to my Google Drive folder in my Dell laptop running Windows 10.
I tried to go to preferences then either sync all or just some folders but this didn’t force a resync. I also searched the web and various forums however couldn’t locate a solution that worked for me.
How to get Google Drive to sync required files and folders
The following steps are what eventually worked for me to get all my required Google Drive folders to sync to Windows 10. In the steps below you’ll be reinstalling Google Drive to Windows and then syncing all your files and folders. Follow the instructions below:
- Quit Google Drive. To do this alternate click the Google Drive icon in your taskbar and click Settings. Then click Quit Google Drive.
- Uninstall Google Drive from Windows.
- Rename the Google Drive folder in Windows Explorer (I renamed mine to Google Drive Old).
- Install Google Drive.
- Follow the setup instructions to install Google Drive.
Google Drive will now sync all selected files and folders to your local PC.
If you have a large amount of data stored in Google Drive then this synchronize will take quite awhile and will use alot of bandwidth.