i have updated to the latest version 220.127.116.11367 and the problem persists. I do not think there is a problem with our network connection because I have no problem downloading files in general. let me give a very specific example of the problem using this latest version of insync. I go to my laptop (macOS Sierra) and create a text file called ‘test.txt’ with the word “test”, in the Google Drive folder. This file is only 50 bytes large. The Drive File Stream software running on macOS Sierra syncs this file immediately to the Google Drive, i can see immediately this file through the browser in my linux box showing my Google Drive. in fact, insync detects immediately this file and says that it starts “dowloading it”, as shown in the following capture image of the insync window.
however, it stalls in this state of starting to download for about 15 minutes, until it starts downloading it, which once it is started, it’s done in no time due to the tiny size of the file.
funny enough, this problem seems to occur only with downloading files. when i create this same file in my linux box, insync synchronizes it immediately to the Google Drive, also when i remove files. so the problem occurs only with downloading files from the Google Drive to my linux box running centOS 7.
any hint will be greatly appreciated because it’s really annoying when you have to wait for 15 minutes to get small a file that you can only create in your laptop (e.g., a PDF from some of the productivity tools in macOS) and that you need to further work with in the linux box.