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Gr1f

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Hey all,
Anyone else experience this?

So I got this message on 3 separate drive accounts I had previously working perfectly from an external HD
macOS compatibility changes
Your Google Drive folder for name@mydomain.com has moved in order to continue compatibility with macOS. Drive was previously located in MyExternalHD but is now located in Macintosh HD - Data. Recent Items may be displaced due to this move, but are safe in their new locations. You can continue syncing your files normally.

Like WTF?? Thankfully, I do have a 4TB HD in my Studio Ultra but I also refer to keep Cloud storage on an external Drive which is made up of a 2 x Raid 0 NVMe enclosures.
 

gilby101

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Gr1f

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Thanks for your reply.
Wonder why this behaviour only changed the other day on my machine, without warning.

Up to this point, I was streaming but I could also select storage location (ext HD). Way too much data on all drives to Mirror...

Dropbox uses a location I specified on Ext HD also Via Dropbox Menu/Preferences/Sync/Dropbox folder location. No change there so far.
 

rck77

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Jun 16, 2013
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I confirmed that one can indeed revert to the older behaviour -- of mirroring, to the external drive. Seemed to work in a relatively straightforward manner.

Solution: Google Drive Preferences > Google Drive (Folders from Drive) > My Drive syncing options > {change from 'Stream files' to:} • Mirror files > *and* change the location to your folder in your external drive.

To prevent re-downloading all the files from the cloud: before changing from 'Stream files' to 'Mirror files', have the folders and files already filed in the intended location on your external drive.
 
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Gr1f

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I confirmed that one can indeed revert to the older behaviour -- of mirroring, to the external drive. Seemed to work in a relatively straightforward manner.

Solution: Google Drive Preferences > Google Drive (Folders from Drive) > My Drive syncing options > {change from 'Stream files' to:} • Mirror files > *and* change the location to your folder in your external drive.

To prevent re-downloading all the files from the cloud: before changing from 'Stream files' to 'Mirror files', have the folders and files already filed in the intended location on your external drive.
Cheers,
Does this download all the actual files locally then?
 

ccalabro

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Jun 11, 2015
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If you choose mirror to set the location, does reverting to stream keep the location or revert back to the local ~/Library location?
 
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