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Topic # 209188 17-Mar-2017 07:07
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Turned on my windows PC this morning to be greeted by a message that says Google Drive has now been renamed Backup & Sync. I checked google folder in startup apps and sure enough google drive has been renamed. The message stated that it could not sync my apps so I should send a message from my email account.

 

These seems so strange cannot find anything on web about it. Does anyone know what is going on. Is it some form of hack to get access to my google stuff?

 

Rather than risk it I uninstalled the app called backup & sync from windows went to Google and downloaded Google Drive and reinstalled it.

 

It seems to be back to normal now Google Drive is showing as Google Drive no sign of an app backup & sync  but would like to know just what happened.

 

 





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  Reply # 1740612 17-Mar-2017 08:16
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Looks like it was released to early, everyone is having the issue of it not syncing or working correctly.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/03/16/google-drive-windows-self-updating-backup-sync-breaking-process/

 

 


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  Reply # 1740614 17-Mar-2017 08:27
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Careful...

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1740617 17-Mar-2017 08:29
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I've just spoken with Google support. The name "backup & sync" is a temporary problem on the backend, and the Drive Team is working to fix it. 


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  Reply # 1742821 17-Mar-2017 16:29
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Just did an update now and it's version Version 2.34.5036.4228  still called Google Drive. The faulty version was 2.33.5025.7556..

 

http://www.myce.com/news/google-drive-replacement-backup-sync-hiccups-81629/





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  Reply # 1742860 17-Mar-2017 17:09
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I don't know where you got that version number from mine says version 1-32-4889-9221

 

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