The gdoc and gsheet files are, as you've discovered, simply pointers to the online version(s) of the file(s). (This only happens if you have the Google Docs app on your PC or Mac, of course.) The only way to make local backups of the files so that they contain your actual data would be to convert them to a different format. Converting a gdoc to a Word file ...


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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The three security levels currently available in CrashPlan+ (which allows use of CrashPlan Central for online backups) are: Secure key with account password (default) Secure key with private password Use custom data key As for which level(s) to use, it appears that anything but the default meets the goal: Secure key with account password (default) The ...


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.


@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, ...


It is not possible to sync a shared folder. The best option is to download the files/folders and put them into your own Skydrive account.


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