At the beginning of 2013, I made a commitment to use Google Drive to store all my TechRepublic files instead of the network share I had been using for years. It has been a very successful experiment so far and I have run into very little trouble along the way.
One little tip I can share involves measuring the number of files in a particular Google Drive folder and assessing what types of files occupy that folder. The basic idea is to start the download process but not complete it.
- Navigate to the folder you want to examine and hover your mouse over it.
- Click the more dropdown arrow and select the Download menu item.
Folder breakdownOne caveat I will mention, if the folder you are examining is very large, Google Drive will tell you there are too many files to count and won't finish the counting. (Figure B)
Too many to count
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.