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Syncdocs 6.951 Improved Google Drive App Released

We are happy to announce the latest version of Syncdocs, version 6.951. This is a minor update.

  • The release contains some minor fixes to stay compatible with the the latest Windows 10 release, and high DPI touch screens.
  • IT also contains the latest Google Drive API to stay compatible and secure with Google’s updates to Drive, security and Photos.

Roadmap

This is the last maintenance release of the 6.x series. We will be releasing Syncdocs 7 soon. Syncdocs 7 will require .NET 4.5 due to Google TLS security improvements. These crypto libraries are no in .NET 3.5 or .NET 4. This means that Syncdocs 7 will not work on Windows 2000, XP or Server 2003.

We will release a separate build for these operating systems, but this will not have the new features of Syncdocs 7, or support for the latest Google features like Team Drive.

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.
http://www.syncdocs.com/download-syncdocs

The 64 bit and portable (USB memory stick) versions are also updated to version 6.951 and can also be downloaded from http://www.syncdocs.com/download-syncdocs

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.

Syncdocs improved Google Drive sync app version 6.9 released

We are happy to announce the latest version of Syncdocs, version 6.9

Brief release notes:
– Faster initial sync and file scanning.
– Improved user interface look to scale well on high and low DPI screens.
– Updated to latest Google and file system APIs.
– Better link and very long file name support.
– Faster update roll-out.

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.
http://www.syncdocs.com/download-syncdocs

The 64 bit and portable (USB memory stick Google Drive) versions are also updated to version 6.901 and can also be downloaded from http://www.syncdocs.com/download-syncdocs

Syncing Google Drive on Windows XP Vista and 2003

Google announced yesterday that its Google Drive software won’t support Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 anymore starting January 1, 2017.

Syncdocs will continue to support these operating systems – we have no plans for dropping support for them.

Syncdocs currently works with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2003 to 2012.

 

 

New Syncdocs Google Drive sync version released

We are happy to announce Syncdocs 6.731. It is a minor update.

List of changes and improvements in 6.731:

– Integration to the latest Google Drive API interface, for smoother syncing.
– Optimizations to memory usage.
– Option to set another main folder to sync in the portable (USB) mode via -OwnSyncPath switch.

List of changes and improvements in 6.723:

– Ability to sync to Google Drive as a Windows Service.
– Improved handling of auto update errors
– Easier Google Drive Linux install under Wine

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.
http://www.syncdocs.com/download-syncdocs

The 64 bit and portable (USB memory stick) versions are also updated to version 6.731 and can also be downloaded from http://www.syncdocs.com/download-syncdocs

How to convert all Google Drive docs to Microsoft Office with a one-way sync

We are often asked how to setup Syncdocs to create local backup by 1 way sync that converts all Google Drive files to MS Office.

I'm wanting to make a backup of my files as part of my handover when I
move onto a different role.

How can I setup Syndocs to create a local backup via a 1 way sync that
converts all files to MS office locally while leaving them as whatever
the original native format they are stored in (either google docs or
MS Office) on google drive.

Here is how to do setup a 1 way Google Drive sync.
The best way to do this is to uncheck these options on the Syncdocs Preferences Sync Tab:

Google Drive one way sync

and set the following settings in the Conversion option in the Files Tab:

Google Drive Format Control

Syncdocs only syncs changed or newer files by default. If you have had Syncdocs running before, then either:
1. Force a re-sync by quitting Syncdocs, deleting the local sync folder(s) and then restarting Syncdocs,
or
2. Change the primary Sync folder to a new location in the Folders tab:

Google Drive Folder

Syncdocs 6.711 – improved Google Drive sync

We’re happy to announce the Syncdocs 6.711 update with improved compatibility and bug fixes.

Here’s a list of changes:
– Improved compatibility with the latest Google Drive API changespadlock
– Fix the allow AOuth login on Linux Google Drive sync under Wine.
– Fix for OAuth login on Windows Server 2008 and 2012 R2 with some security policies
– Fix for auto-updater (wyUpdate) problems on start in Windows 10
– Fix for local moves of .gdoc and .gsheet link files not mirrored correctly online.
– Fix for slow Google causing servers “Bad Google changes feed” and “Doc list incorrect” warnings.
– Faster encryption to secure Google Drive files.

 

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.
http://www.syncdocs.com/download-syncdocs

The 64 bit and portable (USB memory stick) versions are also updated to version 6.711

How-to Move Google Drive files to USB

Rus asks:

I have about 40GB of google drive files in my PC, I would like to move that to USB and use Syncdocs. How to move the files to syncdocs without having to download the full files again. Please help.

It’s quite easy to do, just make sure that you keep the folder structure hierarchy.

Syncdocs can sync some Google Drive folders from the USB and some from your drive.

So if your existing Google Drive looks like this:
Folder1
Folder2
Folder3
and you want to move Folder2 and Folder3 to USB do the following.
1. Exit the Google Drive sync client
2. Move Folder2 and Folder3 to your USB drive
3. Install Syncdocs. Syncdocs will automatically detect that you had Google’s Google Drive client installed and use its sync folder.
4. At the last screen of Syncdocs install, click on the option below:

syncdocs_advanced_settings

5. Then click on Select folders

google_drive_usb_folder_selection

6. And then on Add folder – and add Folder2 from the USB drive. Repeat step 6 for all the folders on your USB drive.

select_usb_folders

That’s it. If you already have Syncdocs installed you can just click on Syncdocs taskbar icon, and select Preferences to see exactly the same menu as in step 5.

 

If you want to archive some of these folders, just uncheck them from the above menu and they will stay archived on Google Drive. You can also use the advanced options sown below to only upload or download if you want.

one_way_google_drive_sync

 

 

 

Syncdocs advanced Google Drive sync update

The next minor release of Syncdocs Google Drive sync is out.

It contains general small bug fixes, some user interface improvements and also an update to the latest Google Drive interface:
– Fix for error downloading files with zero length file names.
– Fix for slower downloading on some media types.
– Better permissions detection when syncing network folders on Windows 10 and 8.1 clients to newer Server 2012 and some newer NAS boxes.
– Better support for high dpi displays.
– More accurate progress display with transferring smaller files.

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 of Syncdocs Google Drive sync and install it over the old one.

The 64 bit Google Drive Sync and portable USB memory stick Google Drive versions are also updated to version 6.460

 

Google Drive sync update

We’re happy to announce the latest Syncdocs update which is a Google Drive reliability and performance update:
– Support for the latest improvements to Google Drive servers
– Dynamic block size feature means for users with fast (>20Mbit/s) links uploads and downloads of large files will be around 4x faster.
– Bypass for Google quotaExceeded problem with mp3 and mp4 files. Problem now only occurs on files > 530MB. The error is also correctly detected. Google is currently fixing this issue on their servers.
– Fix for issue where files deleted when Syncdocs was not running, that were also shared, would be ignored.
– Fix for updated files downloaded, but the file time set to creation time, not update time.
– Bypass for bug causing re-download where Google server was too busy and had not yet re-created the correct MD5 checksum.
– New “Run as Administrator” script works with Windows 10 November update (version 1511, build 10586)
– Fix on Windows Server 2012 and Terminal Server for deletions and changes sometimes not triggering a sync.
– The 64 bit executable Syncdocs64.exe is now packaged with update, along with a shortcut to it from the Start Menu.
– AdminSyncdocs.cmd a script to run Syncdocs permanently as Admin also packaged with the 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.

The 64 bit Google Drive Sync and portable USB memory stick Google Drive versions are also updated to version 6.410

Check your Google security and get 2 extra GBs of Google Drive for free

If you’re like us at Syncdocs, you use Google services such as Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Drive every day. You’re probably also concerned about your Google security, but not so concerned that you do anything about it. Well, Google wants to make you a sweet deal to encourage to check your security settings. Google will give you an additional 2GBs of free Google Drive storage just for checking your Google security settings.

Just run through the Google security checklist which takes a few minutes and Google will give you an extra 2GB of storage in your account, more importantly, your Google Drive account will also be more secure.