Thank you Janine and the support team.
after an exchange of emails with Janine and the support team, I finally understood how to do this.
so the situation is that you want certain folders you are about to move to hard disk’s Google Drive
to NOT UPLOAD to Google Drive cloud through Insync.
say for instance it’s a 30GB folder and you don’t really need it uploading for a few days,
but you do want to keep the file structure you have in your google drive hard disk in your computer,
and you just want to omit certain folders from uploading.
you can use an ignore list:
if you want Insync to Ignore a a folder - you have to:
- go to “ignore list” and make a title of the folder you want to ignore and create a rule
- make sure the folder you want to ignore is outside the Google Drive folder
(creating a “new folder” in google drive and changing it’s name to the rule wont cut it, unless you add “new folder” to the ignore list )
- move the folder to the google drive folder
what I did was add this to the ignore list:
(*) - matches zero or more characters before the letters
“-ns” - a short for “not sync” for me
this way files or folders with these final letters “-ns” (from now on) won’t sync.
now I move a folder from an external drive (after adding -ns to it’s name…)
or I can create a folder on my hard disk’s google drive folder and just add the last letters “-ns”
and both won’t sync up to my google drive web folder.
and as for prioritizing uploads - it’s said that it will be a feature on version 2.0.
hope that helps.