I have a few systems that sync to the same Google Drive folder. One one of the computers we recently ran out of disk space. I purchased a second larger hard drive and followed this process to move the Google Drive folder to the new hard drive:
- Unlink the account
- Move the Google drive folder from the C: to the J: drive
- Relink account
- It says it cannot find the folder
- I pointed it to the new location on the J: drive
- It begins to resync and compare files
- Many of the local files started receiving today’s date
As soon as I saw it starting to change the timestamp of the local files I again unlinked the account to make sure nothing else was changed.
- Did this change in timestamps happen from me moving the entire directory structure or from Google Drive re-synching again?
- Is this just changing the timestamp on my local computer or is it changing it in in the cloud as well?
- If it’s changing it in the cloud as well, will it begin to change it on the other machines?
And my most important question:
- What do I need to do to prevent the timestamps from changing?g