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Solved Google Drive App on Windows 8.1 not working

Giga Hawk

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I tried uninstalling, reinstalling to no avail. Since the update to Windows 8.1, the Google Drive software stopped syncing and there is no icon in the InfoBar. I'm fairly sure it doesn't run at all.

Anyone else with this issue? Is there a solution?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (6.3.9600)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Ultrabook 14-b083eg
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i3-3217U
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3 (2 x 4 GB modules)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    35.5 cm (14") HD BrightView LED-backlit (1366 x 768)
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SSDNow V300 120 - SV300S37A120G (Firmware 505ABBF1)
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
    Internet Speed
    Broadband
    Browser
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    avast! Free Antivirus 2014
    Other Info
    System BIOS Version F.1B (Aug 23, 2013)

mikeytg

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Google Drive is working for me and it has an icon in the taskbar notification area.

I don't have an app however, it is a desktop program. The only apps I could find (from the store on the phone interface) are from third parties, not google.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire M5 481PT-6644
    CPU
    Intel Core I5
    Memory
    6 GB
    Hard Drives
    Spinning/SSD hybrid 500GB/20GB
    Mouse
    ELAN Trackpad
    Internet Speed
    18mbs/5mbs
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

jintan

New Member
I had this problem someday but I can't remember if the problem was related to temporary files or Microsoft Installer...
Anyway, I formated my PC and reinstalled Google Drive.
But... since I saw the movie "Terms And Conditions May Apply" (about privacy on internet), I uninstalled Google drive and deleted all my files from Google Drive.

Good luck
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bits ~ Original
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Pentium Dual Core T4400 2.20GHz
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel 4 Series Express
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Internet Security 2014

Giga Hawk

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Member
I tried the latest version and it is now working for me too :)

edit: I should have written "app". I meant the desktop software.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (6.3.9600)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Ultrabook 14-b083eg
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i3-3217U
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3 (2 x 4 GB modules)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    35.5 cm (14") HD BrightView LED-backlit (1366 x 768)
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SSDNow V300 120 - SV300S37A120G (Firmware 505ABBF1)
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000
    Internet Speed
    Broadband
    Browser
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    avast! Free Antivirus 2014
    Other Info
    System BIOS Version F.1B (Aug 23, 2013)
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