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    Default Google Drive, File Size Limit?

    Is there a file size limit per individual files on Drive? I'm having trouble uploading larger movie files. Also, is there a progress bar somewhere I don't know about? It's like transferring blind which is inconvenient. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Google Drive, File Size Limit?

    I believe the file size limit is 10 GB. Not sure about the progress bar or upload state.

    Edit: I just checked and you can upload files through the Drive App. When the upload starts there's a progress bar with percentage in the upload section of the App and a notification on the status bar when the upload completes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    I believe the file size limit is 10 GB. Not sure about the progress bar or upload state.

    Edit: I just checked and you can upload files through the Drive App. When the upload starts there's a progress bar with percentage in the upload section of the App and a notification on the status bar when the upload completes.

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    Really? I haven't seen a progress bar.. Also, this is a problem. When I try to upload files from a different device, it appears drive is actually downloading to the new device everything already in Drive! It's Driving me crazy. :what:

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    Thank you, by the way! I didn't mean to be rude but there's a racket going on here... Can't think too clearly. 🙀😾🙀

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    Are the files showing in other devices or actually downloading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    Are the files showing in other devices or actually downloading?

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    I don't know. I tried uploading a couple of large files and I had almost 2 gigs free on this phone (out of 4).

    The next thing I knew the second upload had failed and I got the low storage warning. I went into apps and saw Drive had filled the free 2 gigs so I deleted its data. Then when I checked the cloud the first file was empty.

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    I wouldn't delete Drive data from your phone. The syncing process requires some data to be downloaded on your phone. But Google decides intelligently how much, and if your phone needs the space for something else, Google will make way automatically. Bottom line is if space is available, Google's cloud apps will take it (other than Drive, Music is notorious for doing this), and then when you need the space back, it will automatically clear.

    As for file size limit, it is 10 GB (per Google's support page), but remember that you must have enough space available on your Drive in order to be able to upload such a big file, and Drive+Gmail get 15 GB of free storage combined. How much storage do you have left on your Drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    I wouldn't delete Drive data from your phone. The syncing process requires some data to be downloaded on your phone. But Google decides intelligently how much, and if your phone needs the space for something else, Google will make way automatically. Bottom line is if space is available, Google's cloud apps will take it (other than Drive, Music is notorious for doing this), and then when you need the space back, it will automatically clear.

    As for file size limit, it is 10 GB (per Google's support page), but remember that you must have enough space available on your Drive in order to be able to upload such a big file, and Drive+Gmail get 15 GB of free storage combined. How much storage do you have left on your Drive?
    Thank you! I have almost all the space left in the cloud.

    The problem was that every megabyte (2gigs!) on my phone got filled up. Then I got the low storage warning. I had to delete the Drive data. How could it write 2 gigs to my phone while I was only trying to upload? I know you said the cloud will take it temporarily, but this phone has low storage to begin with. And Drive didn't vacate the phone storage, just filled it and then I got the warning. :what::banghead: :-/

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    Hmm, that is odd. What is your cache size set to for Drive on your phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    Hmm, that is odd. What is your cache size set to for Drive on your phone?
    I dunno. I cleared the cache and data after the internal storage filled up. O_o

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    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    Hmm, that is odd. What is your cache size set to for Drive on your phone?
    Hi again! Can the cache be manually set? I tried the menu button in the settings, apps, Drive, but nothing happens. I guess if I must I could switch to an easier cloud service but I hate to have another expense.

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    The default cache is 50MB. other choices are 25, 100 & 250. It is in the settings when you first open Drive on your phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    The default cache is 50MB. other choices are 25, 100 & 250. It is in the settings when you first open Drive on your phone.
    Thank you. Then I can't imagine why Drive filled up my whole internal storage just while I was trying to upload files. I didn't even get to upload more than one because Drive wrote 2 gigs of data to my phone, far larger than what I was uploading. It doesn't make sense.

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    Are you choosing the option to read these files offline?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    Are you choosing the option to read these files offline?
    Oh, I don't know. Let me look in Drive settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    Are you choosing the option to read these files offline?
    I had enable encryption of offline documents. That must have been it.

    I didn't see the option to read files offline.

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    I unselected encrypt offline documents and tried again. The upload failed and again Drive wrote 1 1/5 gigs data to my device and I got a low storage warning.

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    Okay I'm stumped. At this point, you may wish to try uninstalling Drive and then reinstalling it and repeating the process. Also, is there any way you can upload the file from a different location, like a desktop or a laptop, for example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    Okay I'm stumped. At this point, you may wish to try uninstalling Drive and then reinstalling it and repeating the process. Also, is there any way you can upload the file from a different location, like a desktop or a laptop, for example?

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    Hi. Unfortunately no, since I don't have a working computer. (If I did, I wouldn't really want to upload these particular files to the cloud, though.)

    I'll try uninstalling, reinstalling, but I think this is how it works and I'm somehow missing something. I don't know what, but I must be doing something wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    Okay I'm stumped. At this point, you may wish to try uninstalling Drive and then reinstalling it and repeating the process. Also, is there any way you can upload the file from a different location, like a desktop or a laptop, for example?

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    And many thanks to you, and patruns, and srkmagnus, for all your help with this. I appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    I had enable encryption of offline documents. That must have been it.

    I didn't see the option to read files offline.

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    Encryption doesn't have anything to do with it. You can leave that on. The offline option is on each file. For instance, you have a folder with photos in it. Open the folder and you will see a list of photos. Next to each will be a "i". Tap on it and and you will see a thumbnail with the option to open it. Underneath you will see "available offline". Leave it turned off and it will stay in the cloud. Turn it on and it will download so you can view it without an internet connection.

    Open Drive, click on My Drive and then Offline. Anything in there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    Encryption doesn't have anything to do with it. You can leave that on. The offline option is on each file. For instance, you have a folder with photos in it. Open the folder and you will see a list of photos. Next to each will be a "i". Tap on it and and you will see a thumbnail with the option to open it. Underneath you will see "available offline". Leave it turned off and it will stay in the cloud. Turn it on and it will download so you can view it without an internet connection.

    Open Drive, click on My Drive and then Offline. Anything in there?
    Hi! Yes, the files I uploaded last week from my Nexus 5. It's with the other phone I'm having the data writing to storage problem.

    So I have to turn off "available offline" on every file? Any way to batch do it? Thanks. :-)

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    Well.. I turned off available offline but it's still writing data to storage. I just don't know what I'm doing wrong. Then when I have to free up the phone's storage, and I clear the data from the Drive app, the new file I successfully uploaded gets deleted from the cloud too.

    So... if anyone has also seen this and knows how to get it to work right, please let me know. :-/

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    What phone is the other one and what version of Android?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    What phone is the other one and what version of Android?
    It's the Optimus f7 on 4.1 Jellybean. Could that make a difference? Also I have two gmail addresses who can use the Drive account and it doesn't matter which one I upload as, the data still gets written to the f7 in both Data and Storage.

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