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SimplyTheBest

11/6/2018 1:52:49 PM
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May 2012
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Google Drive

Just wondering if anyone can help me with a couple questions related to Google Drive.  
 
I have files in a few different locations (laptop, desktop, tablet) that are all backed up onto my Google Drive. I want to consolidate them all onto my desktop because it just seems messy the way I have everything now.  
 
My plan was to just delete everything off of Google Drive, consolidate everything onto my desktop, delete the duplicate files from my laptop and tablet, and then re-upload everything to Google Drive. Then, I think I should be able to view all of documents from any location, but everything is stored in one place.  
 
Good idea or bad idea? If I delete files on my Google Drive, will it affect the original copy?  
 
Thanks in advance for any help!  
 
And sorry if it seems like a dumb question... I'm not the most computer literate person sometimes.

KhaNguyen

11/6/2018 5:07:47 PM
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Sep 2018
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Hi

It won't affect the original copy on your desktop.  
But you should disable the account synchronization from on all your devices first. Then download all files from your google drive to your desktop, modify what you want to do. After that, you can enable the account synchronization again.  
If you don't disable the account synchronization, it will upload your data to Google drive and your data will be duplicated.

SimplyTheBest

11/6/2018 5:10:22 PM
Member since:
May 2012
Total posts:143
Thanks!

  
KhaNguyen said "It won't affect the original copy on your desktop.  
But you should disable the account synchronization from on all your devices first. Then download all files from your google drive to your desktop, modify what you want to do. After that, you can enable the account synchronization again.  
If you don't disable the account synchronization, it will upload your data to Google drive and your data will be duplicated. "

Thank you so much for the help! I wouldn't have even thought of the synchronization thing, but will make sure I do that. Thanks again, I really appreciate it!

KhaNguyen

11/6/2018 5:18:00 PM
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Sep 2018
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you're welcome!

 
 
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