How to Delete Files on Google Drive on My PC Without Affecting the Web Stored Files
Recently I have written an article that shows how to encrypt and protect your cloud stored files. I am happy to know that it was useful for may of you from your email responses. But do you know there are some minor things that users do not take care while using cloud services? There are certain things that you must take care to save your data stored on the cloud. If you are using Google Drive on your PC, you may have stored lots of images or other files to it already. Do you notice one thing that when you delete one file / files / folder / folders on your Google Drive folder on your computer, it automatically deletes from the Google Drive web application / services too? Yes it happens! It happens with all cloud storage services in syncing mode. So if you don’t want this to happen with your Google Drive, just remove the syncing. Before deleting the Google Drive stored files on your Computer for any reason, you must remove the syncing first. Other wise you will loss your files stored on the web too. Here we can see how to remove the syncing of Google Drive.
How to Delete Your Google Drive Stored Files on Your PC without Affecting the Files Stored on the Web
Step 1: Click the Google Drive icon in the taskbar on your compute and select Preferences.
Step 2: Uncheck the box next to Sync Google Docs files.
Step 3: Click Apply changes.
Now you can delete all the files stored on the Google Drive on your Computer without affecting the files store on Google Drive on the Web.
Next time if you think to sync your Google Drive again with your desktop,my suggestion is remove the Google Drive app completely from your PC. Then again download and install it and sync.
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