Windows 10 Slow To Sync Google Drive

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.

Transfer iPhone Contacts To New Computer

(This video may be outdated for your particular hardware & software)

Transfer Iphone Contacts To New Computer.

1. On your old computer, mac or pc, sync/backup your iphone.

2. On your new computer, mac or pc, open iTunes and look in preferences then devices and make sure you select “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.

3. Plug your iPhone into the new computer that you want to transfer your contacts to. Once your iPhone appears in the left navbar, select it.

4. Now you should see “Summary, Info, Apps, Ringtones, Music etc.” Select “Info” and place a check mark in “sync address book contacts” and all contacts should be selected as well.

5. Scroll to the bottom and make sure “advanced” has nothing checked.

6. Don’t worry about syncing anything else for now, we just want to focus on getting your contacts over to your new computer.

7. Now it is safe to sync your iphone with your new computer.

8. The last thing you will see is a windows pop up. It will say, the information on your phone is synced with another user account. Do you want to sync this iPhone with the information from this user account instead. There will be 3 options, cancel, replace info and merge info. Select Merge Info!