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Yeah, google drive sucks in that aspect. It doesn't save local copies of most files that do not count towards your limit (mostly docs, sheets, etc) anywhere in our hard drive. Not that we can easily access anyway. Also, even its "offline" feature, while it seem to work some times, it often fails. Oddly enough, video files (smaller than 15 min they say) also ...


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I am having this exact issue. The files are 360 video files, about 4 GB each, and an hours recording can produce 6-10 of them. Backing up the videos can take DAYS...even if leaving the computer on overnight! I suspect that if only a percentage of the file is backed up before I need to shut down, that is lost and the process starts over from scratch when ...


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Like Google Photos, you can Back up photos & videos automatically in Google Drive. But Google recommend backing up using one app to avoid storing duplicate.


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@sam, I'm going to try to answer your specific question about backing up native-Google-format files to your local computer, but I'm not sure how practical or extensible this will if you're trying to back up an entire organization in this manner. As @Al E. pointed out, the Google Drive client does not convert native-format Google Docs/Spreadsheets. Instead, ...


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