Google Launches New Recovery Tool After User Files Mysteriously Disappeared From Google Drive

The end of November had Google Drive users going bonkers after they noticed a peculiar issue linked to their files online.

Users said they would log into their accounts and see everything had gone missing. And we are talking about data that was not new but actually stored for months or years. Moreover, there were also some situations where old variants of such files were present but the newest ones were nowhere to be seen.

Now, the search engine giant claims to have found the ultimate fix, thanks to the latest recovery tool. And that’s when the company says the latter is designed to get their data back with ease.

The rollout would specifically be related to files on the desktop that went missing but they failed to outline which bug ended up causing it. It was alarming as not even a single trace of the data was left behind. And that included no data inside the trash too.

It just seemed like the whole Drive went back to its old self, a situation that you’d find dating back months or even years!

After the uproar, it was obvious that the Android maker would be required to do something to try and retrieve those. You just need to install the latest version for Google Drive and that comes with that tool. Once that is done, simply launch this Drive platform, press settings, and simultaneously hold Shift while selecting Recover on the Backups.

The company did delineate how anyone facing problems would be required to send feedback via their Drive on the Desktop app using hashtags like #DFD84. This would entail the options for Diagnostics as well.

In case you wish to add recovered files linked to particular locations, the search engine giant also added an interface variant for the recovery tool featuring a command line. In cases when it does not work, the search engine giant does add recommendations for utilizing the Backup feature on Windows or your respective iOS device. This would ensure your device is restored to a specific point when all respective cached files found on Drive continue to exist.

While it may have taken the company a while to really address the huge concerns of many who use Google Drive for personal and professional purposes, we’re glad they’ve managed to roll out something.

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