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October 17, 2018
My c drive contains app. 40 G. pictures located in a badly needed space. 2 (or more) questions: 1. Can Google Drive be moved from c to d, and how? 2. Can photos in c be moved to d, and how? Google back up stopped because of not enough disc space. So, therefore, my latest photos don’t go automatically to Google Photos
A couple of questions first …
- Are you only backing up photos? or are there other files being synced between Google Drive and your computer?
- Will your drive D always be connected?
The Google Backup and Sync utility is more complex than the old “Google Drive” was. There are 2 very distinct parts to it:
- Copying files UP from computer to Google Drive online
- Copying files DOWN from Google Drive online to computer
If you are only backing up photos, then you’re only using part 1. And, if your D drive is always plugged in to the computer, then you treat a folder there just like any other folder on your computer. To tell Backup and Sync to backup from D:\mynewpictures instead of C:\myoldpictures is actually pretty easy …
- Find the Backup and Sync icon in your computer’s SysTray in lower right, click it then click the 3-dot menu in the upper right and choose Preferences
- You should see an option to “Choose Folders” click that and locate the D:mynewpictures folder you want to use. You should now see that folder listed with the folders to be backed up
- Now you can UNcheck C:myoldpictures and that will no longer be used by Backup and Sync
- Since C:myoldpictures are already backed up, I would just manually copy them all over to their own folder on your D drive and delete them from C
If all of this is confusing … you’re not alone! Please review the following video, paying most attention to the second half about the settings. Then get back to me with more questions.