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Old 02-06-2020, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Hi Everyone.
Last year I got a new desktop and all the settings - bookmarks, auto fill, etc are all synced with my Google settings which made the transition from my laptop much easier.
However, from this point on I would like to choose which documents and pictures/videos to upload to the Drive or download to my desktop. When I try to put Google Drive on my desktop (I am accessing via the web now) I only have the option to backup and sync which seems to include everything. I definitely don't want all my old photos and docs on this desktop, I transferred them to a thumb drive. Perhaps I will only want select docs and pics uploaded to the Drive, for space constraints. When I google "google drive" to get the icon on my desktop, I go to my own drive. When I installed the "backup and sync", all my files were transferred to my desktop to the drive and vice versa.
Can anyone shed some light on selective syncing. My Samsung phone is synced to the drive and I definitely don't want desktop docs to automatically be transferred to the phone.
Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2020, 12:31 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Google Backup and Sync.

Sync is two way, backup is upload only. You specify which folders.

It does have some overhead to it, if it senses a new file, it will upload it automatically. You can pause it when you don't want that to happen and resume when you are ready.

https://www.google.com/drive/download/backup-and-sync/
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Thanks, Guerra, I appreciate it.
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