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Google Drive experiences brief bug that causes list of files to be blank

Some Drive users had their file lists go blank, problem is now resolved

| Internet & Websites News | Posted: May 10, 2013 8:37 pm

Google's cloud storage system known as Drive experienced a bug earlier today. Some users reported that their list of documents, spreadsheets, and other synced files were blank. Many hearts collectively sank as they thought that their files were gone for good. However, it turned out that the files were still available locally, if synced to their computer, and could be found using the search bar.

 

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Google quickly resolved the issue, but it still brings up the interesting question about cloud storage and file security. What would these users have done had they actually lost all of their files? What could have been done by Google to fix the problem or right the wrong? One tip that can be provided is always have your file in at least two separate locations.

 

12pm PST: We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Drive. We will provide more information shortly.

 

12:12pm PST: The problem with Google Drive should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

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