After spending countless hours tinkering with Windows 10, I noticed a few things that need to be looked at by the Windows 10 Team. Today I’m only going to talk about 1 of those things, the speed and efficiency that Google Drive syncs our files.
Google Drive is a service we pay for. Personally, I love Google Drive. I’ve been paying for this service for a few years. I rely on it to work. So when my computers have trouble syncing with Google Drive, it really bothers me. I’ve had sync problems in the past with Google Drive, but was able to fix it. Keep in mind, when you are dealing with remote syncing issues, it could take many hours to figure out what the root cause of the issue is. Why? Because there are so many things that you have to eliminate systematically it takes a while. Especially if you are not a Google Drive developer, which I am not. This Google Drive syncing issue existed in Windows 8.1, and it’s worse in Windows 10. I’m sure this has something to do with how new Windows 10 is… I’ve had Google Drive syncing issues with 2 of my new laptops and my main workstation, which all have Windows 10 Pro.
How do you fix this?
You don’t. This is an issue that the Google Drive Team and the Windows 10 Team need to talk about. Sure, you could try disabling all startup programs, uninstall resource hogging programs as an attempt to make your system as lean as possible, but that will just make your computer run a tad faster. That’s a good thing, but won’t help this issue. It’s how Windows 10 works with Google Drive that is the problem. My main complaint, Google Drive takes too long to sync. With a clear and secure network, 130mb dn / 50mb up and a super fast workstation / gaming rig. All of my programs run lightning fast!!! Except Google Drive.
If you have any comments or suggestions on this issue please post them below. I would love to hear what you think.