I have a recurring problem where windows stops recognizing my external drive - the name and contents disappear, but the letter is still there, so the path is still apparently valid in some sense enough that insync interprets this as the deletion of ALL my files from the insync folder on the drive. I can fix the drive by unplugging and replugging it, but then insync thinks all the files are new.
Restoring tens of thousands of files from the trash through Google’s terrible web interface is not remotely an option. More than once already I have had to let all the files (hundreds of gigs) upload and be treated by Drive as new files. This is a terrible solution, obviously, among other reasons because it requires all my other devices to re-download everything, since they have already synced the “deletions.”
Maybe there is a better solution, but off the top of my head, it would be great if there were simply an option in the client not to sync deletions. I don’t delete much anyway, and it’s usually whole folders when I do, so I don’t mind doing my deleting through the web interface.
I know this problem isn’t your fault, but you could solve it fairly easily, and I think the scope of the feature exceeds my individual problem. I, for one, would feel some relief knowing there was no chance of accidentally wiping out my data in almost any case.
Anyway, that’s all! Thank you!