How do I stop Google drive from uploading automatically?

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How do I stop Google drive from uploading anytime I connect to the internet? The Google drive I install on my laptop has turned into a menace anytime I connect to the internet. It is always uploading files, even when there is no new file in the Google drive folder. I have tried all I could to the extent of removing all the file in the Google drive folder, yet it is still uploading.

Answered By 0 points N/A #193140

How do I stop Google drive from uploading automatically?


This is due to you, did not disable it. Google drive is the application form used to save your data it will continue to recheck the data that is not saved but if you will disable it. It will not save further data you have to do it manually. Below is the procedure how to disable it.

Generally it is here.

Open the photo app

Click on setting

And then auto backup and change from there.

Answered By 574215 points N/A #308162

How do I stop Google drive from uploading automatically?


That is happening because that’s how the Google Drive client works and that is also why I don’t install it on my computer because it keeps doing that every time the computer starts. The client program does that because it constantly checks the Google Drive folder you set on your hard drive for new files and synchronizes anything in that folder to your Google Drive account.

If you deleted the folder’s contents, the Google Drive client will just download your files again from your Google Drive account back to your hard drive. This means that Google Drive folder you selected on your hard drive should always have files. Whatever files the client puts in there, don’t delete them because the client will just download them again.

Now, if you want to stop the Google Drive client from synchronizing or uploading and downloading contents, you can “pause” the client to temporarily stop synchronizing. To do this, click on the Google Drive icon on the system tray then click “More” and then select “Pause.”

Also, since the Google Drive client starts automatically with Windows, you can use CCleaner to temporarily disable the client from starting up with Windows. Download the free version of CCleaner and install it. Once installed, start CCleaner then go to “Tools” then select “Startup” on the right. Now, scroll down and look for Google Drive and select it. Next, click “Disable” to temporarily remove the client from startup.

Exit CCleaner and restart the computer. If you want to convert CCleaner to Pro, download the codes and follow the instructions.

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