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Google drive eats your harddisk!

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I had about  3GB free of 40G HD on this lowpower notebook
I am using Dropbox  it used about 5GB HD space.
It was getting a problem the HD space sunk below minimum level..
But I red this .
https://process.st/2014/07/why-i-moved-from-dropbox-to-google-drive/

I thought to give it a try and gain HD space
It is a cloud storage service so I expect what the name implies  to store file in the WWW instead on my tiny HD...
WRONG thought!  it cost you more HD space than without!
Googledrive installed and instantly I lost my just freed  2.5 GB !
I can not find the G.D. storage place in my PC that takes those GBytes!

Also Dropbox takes HD space but at least it shows decent where it is:  ...user/Dropbox .

Be aware!  special if your HD is "only" 40GB
Stick to dropbox is my advice.
I had cleaned my system HD as good as possible to free about 3.5GB
I got warnings low memory already
The HD is only 40GB in this Notebook

I did uninstall  Googledrive right away when aware about the mistake but …