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Vince
10-08-2014, 09:26 PM
Google Drive cannot continue syncing because your Google Drive folder is missing, is the on screen message.
The folder exists in several places on my computer and it still exists on the internet.
This has persisted threw many restarts a re installation of Google Drive, Fire fox, a Windows Repair and re installation.

Vince
11-08-2014, 04:15 PM
Doesn't anybody have an idea?

I used "Perfect Uninstaller" to uninstall FireFox when its automatic update mixed it up with Thunderbird! I uninstalled Tbird the usual way and reinstalled it; that was when I discovered the installer for "Perfect Uninstaller" and thought to use it. Big mistake! I think P.U. would have mangled the registry if I hadn't stopped it.

Please try to think of an explanation for this existing - non-existing folder. I cant think of anything else to try.

1101
11-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Doesn't anybody have an idea?

Please try to think of an explanation for this existing - non-existing folder. I cant think of anything else to try.

have you tried this
http://bit.ly/1kvnyu0

giving this as a possible solution
Problem:

Google Drive reports that the Google Drive folder does not exist
Solution:

Disconnect your account from Google Drive, then sign in again to Google Drive to re-establish the "new" folder on your destination volume as the Google Drive folder.

Vince
11-08-2014, 11:07 PM
have you tried this
http://bit.ly/1kvnyu0

giving this as a possible solution
Problem:

Google Drive reports that the Google Drive folder does not exist
Solution:

Disconnect your account from Google Drive, then sign in again to Google Drive to re-establish the "new" folder on your destination volume as the Google Drive folder.
I have been using Google for 15 years; I did that search myself,_ questions without answers and other useless stuff, some to technical for me to understand; I am no programer.

I've made some progress, but when I try to sign in I get a notepad page full of code starting with this,_

<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head><meta charset="utf-8"><meta content="width=300, initial-scale=1" name="viewport">
<title>Sign in - Google Accounts</title><style>@font-face {font-family: 'Open Sans'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 300;
src: url(//themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/opensans/v6/DXI1ORHCpsQm3Vp6mXoaTXZ2MAKAc2x4R1uOSeegc5U.eot);
src: local('Open Sans Light'), local('OpenSans-Light'), url(//themes.googleusercontent.com/static/fonts/opensans

Sorry, that seems like a lot more than I copied.
Nothing happens, but when I close that page there is a blank page behind it. When I press enter things seem to happen, but they dont work.

Vince
20-08-2014, 08:52 AM
Here is somebody else's report of the same problem. http://superuser.com/questions/671437/cant-login-google-drive-app-windows-7
They did a better job of presenting the problem, with a screen shot. Unfortunately they didnt report a solution.
The problem persists. HELP!

Speedy Gonzales
20-08-2014, 10:28 AM
Sounds like html files are being opened by the wrong program. What if you go to default programs in control panel and change the html extension to a browser or whatever that program is?

Someone did answer

Have you tried going to "Default Programs" and resetting Internet Explorer to have all its defaults?

Vince
20-08-2014, 07:56 PM
Sounds like html files are being opened by the wrong program. What if you go to default programs in control panel and change the html extension to a browser or whatever that program is?

Someone did answer

Have you tried going to "Default Programs" and resetting Internet Explorer to have all its defaults?

Cant figure out what IE has to do with it. IE wont work on my computer, and Windows update cant install it. I Couldnt find it in "Default Programs" either.

I have found something that seems relevant, ,"DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"> <head> <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"> The exact first line of the "Code" (as in #4 above)

here_ https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=!DOCTYPE+html%3E+%3Chtml&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&gfe_rd=cr&ei=jQz0U9qfPOHC8gfDkYH4AQ#channel=sb&q=doctype+html+html+lang%3D+en&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

This stuff is beyond me.

That url seems to have come out wrong.
Here it is again
https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=!DOCTYPE+html%3E+%3Chtml&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&gfe_rd=cr&ei=jQz0U9qfPOHC8gfDkYH4AQ#channel=sb&q=doctype+html+html+lang%3D+en&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

Speedy Gonzales
20-08-2014, 09:32 PM
Because HTML is a browser file . It doesnt usually open in notepad. If this is windows 7 see if IE is ticked in programs and features / turn windows features on or off

It sounds like something is borked on your system

Vince
21-08-2014, 01:19 AM
Because HTML is a browser file . It doesnt usually open in notepad. If this is windows 7 see if IE is ticked in programs and features / turn windows features on or off

It sounds like something is borked on your system

Did I forget to say Win7? Oops!
That last suggestion fixed the problem. Thanks