Google Drive Not Syncing On Mac

Part 1: Why Google drive Backup and Sync not working on macOS Big Sur?

Google Drive (Backup & Sync) Not Indexed on Mac OS Monterey (M1 Max) Anyone facing this new bug where we cannot search for Google Drive folders/files anymore? I used to be able to use Spotlight or Finder to find files & folders in our Google Drive but not anymore. It's something I took for granted! Another Mac-centric solution for when you cannot download Google Docs is to bypass the browser altogether and download Backup and Sync from Google, which turns your Google Drive into a folder on your Mac, from which you can copy files just as you would with any local folder.

It causes inconvenience when you are regularly backing and syncing up your data& and all of a sudden& this process ceases to take place anymore. In this scenario& it becomes necessary to find the root cause of the problem rather than go for any online fix that can further deteriorate the situation.

This is so because you can even corrupt your data. There are a lot of other complications that you have to go through. Even sometimes& the fix is simple& but we try too hard.

If the same is your case and your Google Drive backup and sync stop working on big Sur& the possible causes for the same are

  1. An update is pending: There are many cases when the new version is available for download. In this case& you do not go for the update and try using the old version. This prevents Google Drive backup and sync on macOS Big Sur. In this case& you can install the latest version to fix the issue.

You can do this by clicking the Apple icon present on the top-left of your screen& followed by clicking About this Mac. You will be provided with a new window. In this& you have to click on the Software Update. If the update is available& you will be informed of the same. You can proceed ahead with it to possibly fix the issue.

Google Drive Not Syncing On Mac Laptop

  1. Storage Space full: Google Drive offers its users 15 GB of free storage space. Once this space is fully occupied& the Update and Sync on Google Drive ceases to take place. In this case& you are either required to empty the storage space or go with more storage through various paid storage plans as per your requirement.
  1. Network Issue: This is the factor that most of us do not take into consideration. Although you are working online and the speed of the internet is good enough. But the moment you begin the process of backing up and syncing Google Drive on macOS big Sur& there comes a network issue. In this case& check the network connections or wait for the internet speed to restore properly.
  1. The third-party app has stopped any task access to the Drive: Various third-party antivirus programs cease this process. Although it is basically done for security reasons& sometimes it affects normal functioning too. In this case& turning off third-party apps will do the job for you.
  1. Corruption in the app data: If the app data gets corrupted& it can cease the normal process of uploading and syncing.
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  1. Proxy Settings: Sometimes& even the current proxy settings prevent upload and syncing to Google Drive on macOS big Sur. In this case& disabling the proxy connection will do the job for you.

You can easily disable the proxy settings by clicking on the Backup and Sync icon available on the menu bar. Now click on the three dots and select Preferences from the given options.

Google Drive Not Syncing Mac

Now click on the Settings present on the left sidebar& followed by the Network Settings that is present on the right-side.

You will see the Direct connection option under the Proxy settings& enable it& and the sphere will be filled with the blue color. Finally& click on Ok at the bottom.

Google Drive Stuck Syncing

  1. Latest Macbook: The previous MacBooks uses intel chips that use X64/X86 architecture& but M1 uses mobile ARM architecture. So the possibility is there that the app is not optimized for the new architecture yet. If this is your case& you will get the error Error: 8B227910 on the Mac M1 model.