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October 11, 2017
6:46 pm
Mt. Pleasant (Chs), SC
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December 27, 2015
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OK, I can’t get it to work properly – just reinstalls when I try to open it – and shows nothing in any folders!  Yet, says I have 30gb of GMail stuff – no pics.  Purchased add’l space (100gb/$19+tx), small price to pay to shut it up, at least temporarily!!;)

1st. How do I see what this 30gb consists of?

2nd. Is it just a copy of what’s in my GMail?

3rd. Only advantage I see is if I want to coordinate a bunch of stuff from Docs, Pics, etc., it’s all there – from anywhere in the whole wide world!!  Right!?  Haven’t needed anything like that, yet!  Baby Steps!!  I can always get it back if I evolve that far, right!?

4th. If I uninstall Google Drive (same as My Drive, right!?) my GMail stuff will still be in my InBox, etc!?

5th. Will do the GMail housecleaning you recommend – after I can quit groveling in this GD(rive) quagmire of ineptitude!! 

Appreciate your patience – I’m only 1 and that’s about done me in!  

Can’t imagine how you do what you do for all the others poor souls out there like me!!  Small comfort knowing that I’m not the only one!!;)

DnC in ChsSC


Bon Chance!!
Jim, 1RCS

October 12, 2017
10:16 am
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Jim, google Drive is the umbrella that Gmail and Google Photos come under. You are alloted 15GB of storage for all of them. The way to see what your 30GB is go to and find the Storage indicator down on the left sidebar. It will say 30GB of 100 used (or something like that) when you hove over that, you’ll see the breakdown among Drive, Mail, and Photos.

Here’s the video: What is using your Google Storage?

There is no more Google Drive software on your computer – therefore you can’t uninstall it. To see the contents of your Google Drive, go to the web:  The new software for the computer is Backup and Sync. Google has combined Drive and Google Photos. We are in a transition time right now – NOT a good time to be trying to figure it out! 

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