Duplicates with Google Drive

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Eric
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Duplicates with Google Drive

Post by Eric »

Hello,
i am using Google Drive with Bestsync to synchronize with encryption option (no encryption of file name).
I have received a message from Google Drive that I have consumed more than 50% of my storage, which looked strange. I went to Google Drive and I noticed that they were thousands of duplicates of my files with dates more or less in sync with the date of each encryption or with the same date each time).

I do not know if the mess comes from Google or from Bestsync.

Can you help on this?

Thanks
RiseFly
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Re: Duplicates with Google Drive

Post by RiseFly »

This may be a problem of BestSync old version. Please install the newest version of BestSync 2022.
And in BestSync 2022, we have added a hidden command to remove duplicated files in Google Drive.
Please follow the below steps to let BestSync remove duplicated files.
1. Double click on the task to start the task configure dialog box.
2. In the "General" tab, click the folder browser button of "Google Drive".
3. While press "CTRL" and "SHIFT" keys, press [OK] button to close the browser dialog box.
This will add "RemoveDuplicatedFiles" option to the task settings.
4. Start the synchronization task, the task will remove duplicated files in Google Drive.
5. After the synchronization, and you need not the "RemoveDuplicatedFiles" anymore.
You can use the following steps to clear the "RemoveDuplicatedFiles" option.
1. Double click on the task to start the task configure dialog box.
2. In the "General" tab, click the folder browser button of "Google Drive".
3. Press [OK] button to close the browser dialog box.
This will clear "RemoveDuplicatedFiles" option.
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