Files or Folders Not Showing in Google Drive | G-Drive Files Missing

Are files and Folders Not Visible on Google Drive? Here are Few basic Methods to Bring Back Missing Images, Videos, Documents, and Files.

Google Drive is the most popular cloud storage platform which offers 15 GB of free file storage for every Gmail Account. Being a cloud platform many times the files may take time to sync online across platforms. What if you do not see your files, photos, videos, documents, etc on Google Drive.

Here are a few methods to  quickly bring back G-Drive Folders and Files out of Invisibility

1. Check G-Drive Trash

Check Bin of Google Drive, you might have mistakenly deleted a folder or files which may have been sent to the Trash Folder of Drive.

Go to Drive and Click on Bin, check if the folder/file you are looking for is available, if available restore the file and access it.

2. For Android

  • Check for your Internet Connection. Slow internet may cause some files to delay in the update.
  • Clear Data and Cache of Drive
    Clear Data and Cache Drive
  • Update Google Drive to Latest Version

Note: Clearing the Cache and Data of App will not delete your files but will just remove the app data of G-Drive. Once you log-in all your files and folders will be back on the app.

3. For Web

Open G-Drive in Incognito Tab. The Browsers build-cache of the sites you visit which take time to update itself with newer data. So, it is better to try opening the drive in a private mode which runs fresh without any cookie or cache storage. Most of the time this method works.

Alternatively, you can clear the site data on the web.

  1. Open on Chrome Desktop.
  2. Now click on the Lock Icon on the URL Box
  3. Here Open Site Settings.
  4. And Clear Data of the Drive
    Clear Drive Data on Web Chrome
  5. Again open G-Drive and check for the folders and files they will be back on the web.

4. Pause or resume Backup and Sync

If you have downloaded Drive App on your Windows and Mac PC

  1. On your computer App, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More
  3. Resume if the Sync is paused.

Conclusion:  Try these methods above to get back invisible photos, videos, files, and folders and sync data across all the platforms.

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Nikhil Azza
Nikhil is a Tech Blogger who sometimes loves to write real-life lore. He has been writing content for the past 8 years, with over 1K+ articles written on Android, Mac, iOS, Social Media, Cloud Storage, Software, and General Tech. Know More

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