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Author Topic: Google File Stream  (Read 997 times)

spcolenz

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Google File Stream
« on: January 29, 2018, 07:08 AM »
I like using Screenshot Captor with Google Drive where all my screenshots are stored ready for use in Google Sites guides. But I'm having problems with Google Drive File Stream trying to save screenshots to a folder in the new virtual drive. Screenshot Captor keeps freezing. Does anyone experience this? Do you have a suggesting solution other than saving to a local drive and then syncing separately? Thanks, Stephen

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Re: Google File Stream
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 07:01 PM »
Can you elaborate a little bit about when SC seems to freeze?
The one thing that SC does unusually is that it's thumbnail panel is treated like a file explorer so it monitors that directory and shows files in it.. So that could cause some slowdowns if the directory is network mapped.

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Re: Google File Stream
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 08:00 PM »
You might try disabling the thumbnail panel to see if that makes a difference.

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Re: Google File Stream
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 02:49 AM »
Good idea but how do I disable the Thumbnail panel? I can see how to change to List or Details but not remove altogether.

I have changed to simple list which seems to have improved a little.

As soon as I select G:\My Drive\Screenshots (where G is the letter assigned by Google for the File Stream virtual drive) then SC takes ages to populate the Thumbnail pane when set to simple list and just sits there with a spinning timer and the computer fan going crazy! If I change to Thumbnails then it all but kills my machine and I have to terminate from the Task Manager.

Changing back to the C:\ drive fixes everything.

I used to use the original Google Drive folder which synced to the cloud with no problem so I assume the 'virtualisation' of the process has affected something.


Regards, S
« Last Edit: January 30, 2018, 03:13 AM by spcolenz »

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Re: Google File Stream
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 06:18 AM »
Top left corner of the viewer panel in SC, there's a little tickbox for closing the thumbnail panel. Can probably be closed via menu as well (but unsure there, currently on phone)

Screenshot - 2018-01-30 , 15_01_07.pngGoogle File Stream
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« Last Edit: January 30, 2018, 08:01 AM by tomos, Reason: image »

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Re: Google File Stream
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 10:21 AM »
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Re: Google File Stream
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 11:04 AM »
OK I've closed the Thumbnail Panel but it hasn't helped. Seems the only thing I can do is stop using a Google folder from with SC.

S

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Re: Google File Stream
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 04:37 PM »
I could add an option to not monitor the screenshot folder -- it might be interesting to see if that solves your problem..

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Re: Google File Stream
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 04:59 PM »
OK I've closed the Thumbnail Panel but it hasn't helped. Seems the only thing I can do is stop using a Google folder from with SC.
Odd problem.
Might be worth some trial-and-error, if there is something "odd" about the attributes of the Google folder that SC (for some obscure reason) cannot work nicely with - though I can't guess at what that reason might be, unless it is (say) security access control/ownership settings that are at the root of the problem.

As a workaround, if you create a Junction folder to the Google folder, and operate purely on the Junction folder when using SC, then you may find that the difficulty disappears (is avoided), because SC is not working directly on the Google folder.
Suck it and see?
However, if it is (say) security access control/ownership settings that are at the root of the problem, then the Junction folder may well inherit the same settings as the actual Google folder to which it relates.

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Re: Google File Stream
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 05:05 PM »
Yes I would also like to know if a junction behaves differently.

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Re: Google File Stream
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2018, 06:08 AM »
I've tried to get this to work to no avail so have resorted to moving my SC captures folder back onto the C: drive proper and then mirroring regularly to a folder on the Google Virtual G Drive where it is accessible by Google Sites and Docs etc.

Regards,

S