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Google Drive Adds Selective Subfolder Sync to Its Desktop App

Google Drive Adds Selective Subfolder Sync to Its Desktop App lifehacker Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker Video index Skillet Two Cents Vitals App directory Gear Google Drive Adds Selective Subfolder Sync to Its Desktop App Patrick Allan 4/14/16 2:30pm Filed to: google drive google cloud storage file syncing windows mac os x os x 10 4 Edit Promote Share to Kinja Toggle Conversation tools Go to permalink Using Google Drive to sync your folders with your computer used to be an “all or nothing” scenario, and that would eat into your hard drive space. With today’s update for the Google Drive desktop app on Windows and Mac OS X, that’s no longer the case. Advertisement Depending on your storage plan , Google Drive has the ability to hold a lot more files than your computer’s hard drive can. Now, instead of filling up your hard drive, Google Drive will let you select which folders and subfolders you want to sync with your computer and which ones you don’t. When you deselect a subfolder, it will stay in your Google Drive’s storage, but it won’t take up any space on your hard drive. You’ll also be able to see the size of each folder and how much space you have on your computer’s hard drive, so you know how much space you could be freeing up. To check out the new feature, open up your Google Drive desktop app, and head to Menu > Preferences > then Sync Options, and uncheck the folders and subfolders you don’t want to keep on your computer’s hard drive. Today’s update also makes it more difficult to accidentally move or delete files you’ve shared with someone else. You’ll now receive a warning whenever that might happen. The update is rolling out over the next week, so if you don’t see the option yet, it should show up for you soon. File Syncing Showdown: Google Drive vs. Dropbox vs. OneDrive File Syncing Showdown: Google Drive vs. Dropbox vs. OneDrive File Syncing Showdown: Google Drive vs. Dropbox… Access to decent cloud storage is practically a necessity these days whether it’s for work or play, … Read more Read more Because you computer only has so much space | Google Drive Blog via The Next Web Patrick Allan patrick.allan@lifehacker.com @mr_patrickallan Staff Writer, Lifehacker.com Gear from Kinja Deals Your Pick For Best Battery Charger: La Crosse Bestsellers: Amazon Dash Buttons Today's Best Deals: Protein Powder, Programmable Slow Cooker, HDTV Bias Lights, and More Reply 10 replies Leave a reply You may also like Kotaku CNN Shows Fallout Computer Terminal In A Video About Russian Hacking Today 1:33pm Cosplay Couple Meets Online Playing Diablo, Gets Married Yesterday 9:23pm Jezebel Mark Hamill's Tribute to Carrie Fisher Makes Her Sound Like the Friend We All Imagined She Was Today 12:30pm Recent from Patrick Allan 3 10 8.8K Lifehacker · Patrick Allan Use a Screwdriver as a Makeshift Funnel Today 4:00pm 5 12 21.1K Lifehacker · Patrick Allan Smooth Out 3D Printed Models With an Acetone Vapor Bath Yesterday 4:00pm 2 9 9.4K Lifehacker · Patrick Allan Make a Simple DIY Laptop Cooling Stand With Two Forks Saturday 3:00pm Share Tweet About Blog Need Help? Content Guide Lifehacker Store Redirecting to the Lifehacker store in Disclaimer: You are leaving a Gizmodo Media Group, LLC website and going to a third party site, which is subject to its own privacy policy and terms of use. Continue Permissions Privacy Terms of Use Advertising Jobs RSS ©2016 Gizmodo Media Group Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.