How to Stop Google Drive Sync Folder Automatic Service

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How to Stop Google Drive Sync Folder Automatic Service

This article will explain you step-by-step about how to stop Google drive sync folder when you need to cancel its automatic service.


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Google Drive Never Stop Syncing
A lot of users complain about that Google Drive app never stops syncing either stuck on “Backing up 1 of XXX” or take days to only backup few items. Under such situations, some of them seek for solutions in online forums, some of them just leave as it is to hope it will finally finish itself, while some of them just want to stop Google Drive sync at once.

I can’t say which one is right and which is wrong; each one has his or her own choice to treat the problem. However, to find a direct solution to this problem is without any doubt a wonderful situation. To leave it alone is also permitted but what if it seems will never complete even after days of continue work? If so, I am afraid that you would better to cancel it even for trying once again. Yet, sometimes, a direct solution is based on turn off the working process and do some fixes and run it again.

Still, there are many other errors and unexpected problems which need to stop Google Drive upload. Or, you just made a mistake and want to reset the settings.

How to Stop Google Drive Sync Task?
In general, it is very easy to do Google Drive disable sync. Yet, it still worth detailed guides in case of some special parts and those green hands.

Stop Google Drive Upload When an Error Exists
If a problem occurs, it will usually give a related error message to explain why this error occurs and give some suggestions. At this moment, an option to cancel Google Drive sync should be given. Then, you can just click this button to stop Google Drive service.

Quit Backup and Sync
Backup and Sync is the very latest Google Drive app to replace former Desktop Uploader or Google Photos Backup which can backup local items both photos/videos and other files to Google cloud.

If you want to stop Google Drive sync task, you can just close Backup and Sync app. Click on its icon on taskbar on bottom right. Then, a window will pop up.

Google Backup and Sync Taskbar
Click on the three dots on the top right of the pop-up window and then select “Quit Backup and Sync”.

Quit Backup and Sync
Therefore, Backup and Sync will be closed and Google Drive sync will be stopped.

Pause to Stop Google Drive Backup
If you just want to stop Google Drive upload temporarily, you can choose to just pause its work by clicking “Pause” after clicking the three dots above. When you want to get it works again, you can just click “Resume”.

Disconnect Account to Do Google Drive Disable Sync
Sign out of your account can also terminate current backup and sync service. Just pick “Preferences…” after clicking three dots above, then a window pops up. Choose “Settings” tab on the left menu.

Backup and Sync Settings
Click on “DISCONNECT ACCOUNT” to log out your Google account by the way stop Google Drive sync.

Use MultCloud to Do Google Drive Sync
If you have to stop Google Drive service due to some unsettled matters, you can rely on some other service provided by third party apps, such as MultCloud, to continue your task with Google Drive. MultCloud is a web-based software which enables you to upload files from local devices to Google Drive and download files from cloud to local storage. It can be regard as a platform which gather and manage cloud drives you added into it. Within this platform, you do like what you are in the cloud drive itself, like share, copy, rename, delete, etc.

MultCloud Google Drive Share
To make use of MultCloud to assist Google Drive, first of all, you should create an account of its service. Then, add Google Drive to its platform through “Cloud Explorer – Add Cloud Drives – Google Drive”. We recommend you to do on Chrome, because there is an extension to conntect Google Drive and MultCloud easily.

Add Google Drive
When successfully add Google Drive to MultCloud, you can manage it like the picture shows above.

Besides exchange files between cloud and local, MultCloud also permits you to exchange files between different cloud drives or different accounts of same cloud by its “Cloud Transfer” or “Cloud Sync” feature.

Transfer From Google to Mega

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