Well, I can’t do that. Let me explain you why, because that was the original reason for my new install.
I used to use the 1.5.2 version, because I had a “Plus” membership which expired. So I bought the “Prime” edition, and installed it over the same file structure, hoping it continue to sync from the same point it was (I have some 400 gb in GDrive).
But Insync started to duplicate files on the cloud. Somehow it’s algorithm determined the local files where different ones, and begun to upload file_a (2), file_b (2), etc. As soon as I saw that and before it turned into a complete disaster, I stopped and uninstalled the client, renamed the local root and let Insync download the entire cloud Gdrive again. It would be a few days downloading for half a terabyte, but it would be a one-time task and that would be it.
In this context I saw this odd behavior with the sync process stopping, the need to open the folders to sync, etc. Now you’re recommending uninstall and install the client… but the perspective of get again duplicates in the cloud it’s not very appealing, so I wouldn’t do that.
So far it downloaded like 250gb out of the 400gb, so I won’t start all over again just to try. As a comment, I can see it starts syncing sometimes for no apparent reason, maybe when it receives other Cloud updates that wakes the client up.