- 1.The “Quota Used” column for some files always displays 0, is something wrong?
No, it’s completely normal. Any files converted to Google Docs format do not count against your storage quota Google allows. Only files with their original format are calculated into your storage quota. Therefore, technically, you can upload numerous documents with format conversion, without costing you one byte of storage against your quota.
- 2.How does the “Open with local application” feature work?
When you select “Open with local application” for a file, the file will be downloaded to the temp folder of your computer. When the downloading is finished, a proper program installed on your computer will open it.
Any modification you make will be automatically synced back to the original file on Google Docs. Then, the local copy will be deleted after the successful sync.
- 3.Is there a Mac OS X version of GDocsDrive available now?
Not yet. Only a windows version is available now.
We are developing the Mac OS X version now and hope to release it shortly.
- 4.Can I use GDocsDrive on my mobile device?
Not yet. We have plans to move GDocsDrive to the iPhone, iPad, Android Windows phone, and other mobile devices, but haven’t started yet.
Though GDocsDrive is not available on your phone, don't worry. No matter what mobile device you have, if it has a web browser, can give you access to all your files through the mobile version of the Google Docs website.
- 5.Are there any limitations on which files can be uploaded to Google Docs?
Based on Google’s current policy, the size of an uploaded file cannot exceed 10GB; most users will never notice this limitation.
If you wish to use Google Docs formats, further size limitations will apply. All files converted to Google Docs formats have smaller limits. However, this will not be a problem, since GDocsDrive will upload files that exceed Google’s limits in their original formats, thereby avoiding the problem.
For more information, please visit https://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=37603
Additionally, Google Docs only offers 1GB of free storage space for your files. If you want more, you can purchase additional storage, up to 16TB, at any time.
- 6.When I "exit" GDocsDrive, a message pops up and says " An uploading process in the background is still in progress. Do you really want to exit?" What does this mean?
There are several possibilities for this situation:
- Your modified local file is just being synced back in the background after having used the “Open with local application” feature with your Google Docs file
- Local files (or folders) are uploading to Google Docs in the background while attempting to upload or share them through the right-click menu
- A local file is either currently uploading or downloading in the background while being converted to another format through its right-click menu.
- 7.Why can’t I move collections in the tree view panel through drag and drop, just like moving folders in Window explorer’s tree view?
This functionality is intentionally disabled to avoid an accidental drag & drop.
To move a collection from one place to another, you can switch to its parent collection in the right list view panel, then drag it from then list view and drop it onto the destination collection in the tree view.
- 8.I want to sync files and folders to Google Docs. How can I do that?
GDocsDrive is designed to be a GDocs desktop client to help you read, share and modify your Google Docs files from your desktop. It is not designed to be a sync tool as Dropbox or Live mesh. We might consider adding sync features in the future, provided that Google decides not to release their official sync tool, Google Drive.
- 9.It seems like it would be better if GDocsDrive was mapped to a local drive letter, enabling all operations to be done in Windows Explorer. When will you add this kind of Windows Explorer integration?
It is a cool idea to integrate Google Drive into Windows Explorer, and that was our design plan when we first started to develop GDocsDrive. The name GDocsDrive comes from “GDocs” and “Drive”. However, when we really started to develop our product, we found lots of disadvantages of mapping a cloud storage to a local drive, and this mapping made some features impossible. After a long time of struggling, we gave up this design plan and decided to code GDocsDrive as a standalone desktop app.
- 10.What features are you guys working on?
We are currently working on the Mac OS X version of GDocsDrive, and hope to release it in several months.
We plan to move GDocsDrive to some mobile platforms, like iPhone, iPad, and Android.
We will also be happy to add more features based on our users' feedback!
If you have any questions or suggestions about GDocsDrive, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org