Syncdocs 6.996 release – fix for large Google Drive files locked by anti-virus

We are happy to announce the latest version of Syncdocs for Google Drive, version 6.996.

The main change is a fix for large executable files not completing download because they are locked by anti-virus apps. This was mainly seen on .exe files over 100MB with Windows Defender anti-virus.

We have also updated the libraries to stay up-to-date with recent Google changes. All users should install this update.

How to Update
The upgrade is free and will happen automatically. The old Syncdocs version should ask if you want to update automatically in the next few days.

To update now, right click on the Syncdocs taskbar icon, go to Preferences -> Advanced -> “Check for Updates”.

You can also download the new version and install it over the old one.

Portable Google Drive Sync and forced 64 bit version

The 64 bit and portable (USB memory stick) versions are also updated to version 6.996 and can also be downloaded from

The portable versions now contain a link to the update files, as portable versions do not auto-update as they could be running from a USB memory stick.

.NET 4.5 update might be required

This release will require .NET 4.5 due to Google TLS (SSL) security improvements. These crypto libraries are not in .NET 3.5 or .NET 4.

.NET 4.5 was released nine years ago in 2012, so your computer should have it installed. If it is not installed, Syncdocs will prompt for its installation, and take you to the .NET 4.5 installation page.

Legacy version for Windows XP
Those still running Windows 2000, XP SP2 or lower, or Server 2003 can download the .NET update from here:

or you can use the legacy version of Syncdocs that does not need .NET 4.5, which you can download from here:

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