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Windows 7: Google Drive Available - 5 Free GB of storage

25 Apr 2012   #11

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i like it i use google for most of there products the only bad feedback i am seeing is the "drive" application on android smartphone/tablets i will try it as soon as i free some memory up on mine. i used to use docs but removed it because of memory issues. docs works rather well when used in a web browser on android (opera my choice at the moment, rumors have it chrome is not long now for smart-phones) 5GB is ample from google for documents etc in my opinion.

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25 Apr 2012   #12

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Difference in online and local storage (from google help page Difference in online and local storage - Google Drive Help )

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When a fileís storage usage in Google Drive on the web differs from the amount of space it uses on your computerís hard drive.

The storage space that a file uses in Google Drive on the web may differ from the amount of space it takes on your computerís hard drive. Differences online and on your local hard drive typically happen when there are multiple versions of the same file or someone shared a file with you.

Multiple versions

When there are multiple versions of a file, more storage space is used in Google Drive on the web than on your computer.

This is because Google Drive on the web stores all past versions of a file. Versions that you've chosen not to automatically delete Automatic deletion of file versions - Google Drive Help take up storage space. The Google Drive folder on your computer stores and allows you access only the most recent version of a file.

Shared items

Files that someone has shared with you donít take up storage space in Google Drive on the web. If youíve chosen to sync anything shared with you to the Google Drive folder on your computer, theyíll take up storage space on your computerís hard drive.
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25 Apr 2012   #13

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i quite like the go back in time feature it has,


Go back in time.

Google Drive tracks every change you makeóso when you hit the save button, a new revision is saved. You can look back as far as 30 days automatically, or choose a revision to save forever.


im still waiting for mine to be activated...
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25 Apr 2012   #14

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i quite like the go back in time feature it has,


Go back in time.

Google Drive tracks every change you makeóso when you hit the save button, a new revision is saved. You can look back as far as 30 days automatically, or choose a revision to save forever.


im still waiting for mine to be activated...
hi boohbah
do you keep checking back? i had a email and after clicking 3-4 times in the link they gave me they let me in.
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25 Apr 2012   #15

 

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Google Drive TOS: When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, adaptations or other changes, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.


Dropbox TOS: You retain full ownership to your stuff. We donít claim any ownership to any of it.
Saw this comment on youtube. Can someone explain it ? Does then google own that whats yours ? and can use it as it wants ?
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25 Apr 2012   #16

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Your Content in our Services Google Terms of Service ? Policies & Principles ? Google

Some of our Services allow you to submit content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.

When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing you have added to Google Maps). Some Services may offer you ways to access and remove content that has been provided to that Service. Also, in some of our Services, there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use of the content submitted in those Services. Make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our Services.

You can find more information about how Google uses and stores content in the privacy policy or additional terms for particular Services. If you submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.



Privacy Policy
Last modified: March 1, 2012

There are many different ways you can use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. When you share information with us, for example by creating a Google Account, we can make those services even better – to show you more relevant search results and ads, to help you connect with people or to make sharing with others quicker and easier. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.

Our Privacy Policy explains: http://goo.gl/Y7R1t

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What information we collect and why we collect it.
How we use that information.
The choices we offer, including how to access and update information.
We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you’re not familiar with terms like cookies, IP addresses, pixel tags and browsers, then read about these key terms first. Your privacy matters to Google so whether you are new to Google or a long-time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices
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25 Apr 2012   #17

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i quite like the go back in time feature it has,


Go back in time.

Google Drive tracks every change you makeóso when you hit the save button, a new revision is saved. You can look back as far as 30 days automatically, or choose a revision to save forever.


im still waiting for mine to be activated...
hi boohbah
do you keep checking back? i had a email and after clicking 3-4 times in the link they gave me they let me in.
still awaiting my email. none yet!
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25 Apr 2012   #18

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i quite like the go back in time feature it has,


Go back in time.

Google Drive tracks every change you makeóso when you hit the save button, a new revision is saved. You can look back as far as 30 days automatically, or choose a revision to save forever.


im still waiting for mine to be activated...
hi boohbah
do you keep checking back? i had a email and after clicking 3-4 times in the link they gave me they let me in.
still awaiting my email. none yet!
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25 Apr 2012   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Will definitely use it to tie all my Google stuff together.
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25 Apr 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 
Google Drive

Google Drive isn't too bad in my opinion. It's got more space than Dropbox and has the same sync abilities. I also like the integrated docs editor like in SkyDrive.
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