How to only download .gsheet, .gdoc, .gslides etc.

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wwcanoer
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How to only download .gsheet, .gdoc, .gslides etc.

Post by wwcanoer »

How to download ONLY Google Drive's online filetypes?
(converting them to .docx, .xlsx etc.)
*.gdoc
*.gdraw
*.gform
*.gmap
*.gsheet
*.gslides
*.gtable

I'm using Google's Backup & Sync but it just records links to the online files. When I run a Syncovery 8.69 sync on my local Google Drive folder then it shows all of the online filetypes that will be converted to local filetypes (the only files missing that need to be synced, but I don't want to save those local files in my local GoogleDrive folder because then Google's Backup & Sync will upload all of those (thus creating unnecessary online files. I just want a backup.)

I tried Advanced Settings > Masks & Filters > Inclusion Masks and entered the text shown above (and also tried with the single item *.gsheets and .gsheets) synced to an empty folder but then no files are shown in the scan results.

What am I doing wrong?

tobias
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Re: How to only download .gsheet, .gdoc, .gslides etc.

Post by tobias »

Hello,
these file types are shown as *.xlsx in Syncovery's Sync Preview, so you need to use masks such as

*.xlsx;*.docx

Unfortunately there is no way to differentiate between converted Excel docs and real Excel docs.

wwcanoer
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Re: How to only download .gsheet, .gdoc, .gslides etc.

Post by wwcanoer »

Ah, Ok. Thank you.

When syncing, is there some way to save the missing files to another folder? Ex. in the search results list add a right-click option to "copy to another location".
i.e. the current sync results shows the missing .gsheet files. I'd like to save those to a different folder so that they don't get uploaded.

tobias
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Re: How to only download .gsheet, .gdoc, .gslides etc.

Post by tobias »

Hello,
yes, just click the menu in the Sync Preview and choose "Edit Paths".

It will prompt you to confirm or change the left path first, and then the right path. Just click OK to leave a path unchanged.

wwcanoer
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Re: How to only download .gsheet, .gdoc, .gslides etc.

Post by wwcanoer »

Yes! That's what I need! Thank you.

But twice: INCOMPLETE: 16 copied (15.9MB) of 33, Errors with 17 File(s)

Ex.1 Some like:
2021-05-01 23:51:20 Google Drive: Error downloading: Unreadable - file not exportable from Google Drive: Aosta, Italy (ETGFTPErrorDoNotRetry)
2021-05-01 23:51:20 IP Exception (no retry): ETGFTPErrorDoNotRetry Unreadable - file not exportable from Google Drive: Aosta, Italy @ 000000000171A662, CP:CorEX:Unreadable - file not exportable from Google Drive: Aosta, Italy
Exception Unreadable - file not exportable from Google Drive: Aosta, Italy at 000000000171A662.
Filename: ext://Google Drive/Aosta, Italy
Checkpoints: TGGetOrPutEX:Unreadable - file not exportable from Google Drive: Aosta, Italy
Incomplete file deleted from destination: E:\GoogleDrive-gfiles\Aosta, Italy

2021-05-01 23:51:51 IP Exception (5): EFCreateError Cannot create file "\\?\E:\GoogleDrive-gfiles\TravelSchool-Pitch\TravelSchool-Research-2017-01-15B.pptx.pptx". The system cannot find the path specified @ 000000000059D9D3, CP:CorEX:Cannot create file "\\?\E:\GoogleDrive-gfiles\TravelSchool-Pitch\TravelSchool-Research-2017-01-15B.pptx.pptx". The system cannot find the path specified
2021-05-01 23:51:53 IP Exception (5): EFCreateError Cannot create file "\\?\E:\GoogleDrive-gfiles\TravelSchool-Pitch\TravelSchool-Research-2017-01-15B.pptx.pptx". The system cannot find the path specified @ 000000000059D9D3, CP:CorEX:Cannot create file "\\?\E:\GoogleDrive-gfiles\TravelSchool-Pitch\TravelSchool-Research-2017-01-15B.pptx.pptx". The system cannot find the path specified
2021-05-01 23:51:55 IP Exception (5): EFCreateError Cannot create file "\\?\E:\GoogleDrive-gfiles\TravelSchool-Pitch\TravelSchool-Research-2017-01-15B.pptx.pptx". The system cannot find the path specified @ 000000000059D9D3, CP:CorEX:Cannot create file "\\?\E:\GoogleDrive-gfiles\TravelSchool-Pitch\TravelSchool-Research-2017-01-15B.pptx.pptx". The system cannot find the path specified
Exception Cannot create file "\\?\E:\GoogleDrive-gfiles\TravelSchool-Pitch\TravelSchool-Research-2017-01-15B.pptx.pptx". The system cannot find the path specified at 000000000059D9D3.
Filename: ext://Google Drive/TravelSchool-Pitch/TravelSchool-Research-2017-01-15B.pptx.pptx
Checkpoints: TGGetOrPutEX:Cannot create file "\\?\E:\GoogleDrive-gfiles\TravelSchool-Pitch\TravelSchool-Research-2017-01-15B.pptx.pptx". The system cannot find the path specified

Ex.2 (5 files)
\Hackathon\GhostDetector-Presentation-09.pptx.pptx (Cannot create file "\\?\E:\GoogleDrive-gfiles\Hackathon\GhostDetector-Presentation-09.pptx.pptx". The system cannot find the path specified at 000000000059D9D3.CP: TGGetOrPutEX:Cannot create file "\\?\E:\GoogleDrive-gfiles\Hackathon\GhostDetector-Presentation-09.pptx.pptx". The system cannot find the path specified)

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