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For one instance I thought there is no way to change once you setup your Google Drive. But I found a way 🙂 I must stop bragging because it was real common sense.
Also don’t forget to read my comparison on Drive, Skydrive, Box and Dropbox from here
So let me show you how to do it.
Please read details for both method and decide yourself which suits you. Method 1 is preferred in most cases as it saves you some bandwidth.
Method 1- preferred in most scenarios
Lets check the first method
- Quit your Google drive sync as shown below
- Now relocate your Google Drive to whereever you like.
- Now start your Drive program again. You will get an error that Drive cannot locate your folder.
- Ok now Click on the top item in the menu as shown below
- You will see this window
- Click on Locate Folder, and locate your Drive folder to the new location, the location you have moved your drive to.
- Thats it.
This method saves some bandwidth for you.
Ok so the above method works quite well, here is another way of doing it, but this method will require an empty folder and will download everything again from your GDrive.
First left click on that little Tray Icon on the bottom right hand corner of your screen as shown below
When you click on it you will see this pop up
Click on Preferences
Now Click on “Disconnect account“
Your drive will now be disconnected from Google Servers,
Now click on that little tray icon again. And Click Sign In
You will get something like this
Now Sign In using you account details and Click Next button on Next screen as shown below
Next Screen is very important. Click on Advanced button on Next screen as shown below
When you click on Advanced Setup button you will get this
Beside Folder Location Click Change and select new location and then Click Start Sync. Make sure that the folder you pick is empty. I don’t understand the logic behind this but thats how it is now.
Now you GDrive has been relocated on your PC.
I hope this helps