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Google Drive transfer
September 29, 2021
4:33 pm
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Diana Wright
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I am attempting to install Google Drive on my Dell desktop. Google Drive is trying to transfer all 3 of my folders from Back Up and Sync to Google Drive with an estimated transfer time of 369 hours … that is over 2 weeks!  My screen does not allow me to select only folder.  Does this amount of time sound correct?  Thank you.

Diana

September 29, 2021
11:55 pm
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Yikes! That does sound like a very long time. I don’t remember seeing a time estimate when I did the migration. Could you send a screenshot? 
if you can take a screenshot, then you can use the attachment button here, or you can upload it to google photos and put a link here.

 Just to be clear, you’re talking about the My computer section of Drive for Desktop, right? Where you’re syncing folders from your computer up to google drive. If so, you should be promoted for each folder with check marks to sync to google drive and/or to google photos. You can uncheck both to stop syncing that folder. 

If, instead, you’re referring to the Google Drive section syncing from google drive down to your computer, then you should check the streaming option instead of the mirror option. 

September 30, 2021
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The Google Drive message on the top left of the screen says “move accounts to Drive for desktop”.  The estimated time changes frequently …. earlier this morning it said over 300 hours, now it says 81.

If I am doing it correctly I will stop this and try something else, although when I installed Google Desktop, my screen did not look the same as yours.  🙁

October 1, 2021
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I’d really like to see your screen. Maybe we could jump on a Zoom call together. Let me know and I’ll email you a link.

The estimate of hours is extremely variable – as you’ve discovered – it can say 300 hours, then in 1 hour it’s down to 81. I’ve had messages that uploads would take 6 hours and it was done in 15 minutes. You’re probably fine, but I’d really like to see your screen.

October 3, 2021
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I cancelled the upload after several days of processing.  I save everything to an external hard drive so hopefully that will protect my photos and files. 

I am still willing to share my screen if you would like so it can see the steps I took.  No hurry.

October 3, 2021
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Ok, I’ll send you an email with a Zoom link.

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