With Google Drive app installed in Windows you can notice googledrivesync.exe process running on task Manager under Processes tab not one but two! you may wonder why two googledrivesync.exe processes running?, while we may feel one process is enough to syncing data from Computer to web and vice versa.
Recently Google has launched Google Drive for Google users to store their files, folders and Google Docs, currently Google offering Google Drive app for Windows which helps to sync files from Google Drive folder to Google drive online and Google Drive syncs Google docs or files saved to Google Drive back to Google Drive folder again. So you can access files in Google drive from any device online once you’ve Google Drive app installed on your machine. Changes to files on web or in your Computer will be updated on all devices.
Why two processes are required to run? is one process doesn’t do the syncing job. Even Dropbox for Windows runs single process of it then why two processes running requires for Google drive in the background?currently we can’t find any answers to these questions on Google drive help pages and forums. We can assume one to sync data to web and other to sync data from Google Drive web to your Computer.
Some users complaining that one of these processes consuming more system resources where other don’t that much. We haven’t found these issues, but it may be due to either of the process’s resource usage may go high when synchronization of data happens.
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