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11/26/11
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Mastiff37

How can I tell if uploading has stalled?

I'm trying to upload a pretty huge folder full of documents.  It's been uploading for over 24 hours and now appears to be stuck.  It's been at the same file count for a few hours.  Now maybe I have a giant file in there though.  Is there any way to tell if this is still going?  (It would be great if the interface would call out the filename of the current file).

If I need to kill this and start over, is there any way to upload only the files that haven't been uploaded, or at the least not make duplicates of everything?  I'm 95% done.  Thanks.



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Gill
11/26/11
Gill
Good question - and I'm afraid I don't know the answer. I'd be tempted to kill it, then have a look in your docs listing to see what made it through before attempting to upload the rest. If you have a few very large files I'd exclude them from the bulk upload and try them separately. All just my personal view!
Bas Braams
11/26/11
Bas Braams
This is a good occasion, I think, to repeat a feature request. We really want the ability to upload in update mode [1], uploading only those files that aren't already uploaded or that are different from the uploaded version. With that feature available one just kills a hung upload job and starts again.

11/26/11
Original Poster
Mastiff37
Yeah, this is driving me nuts.  I know it's a lot, but doesn't google want us to move to the cloud?  I have 30-40 folders, some with sub-folders, and a total of about 9 gigs of stuff.  The first one stalled, so I killed it and just moved everything to the trash.  This time I painstakingly uploaded one folder at a time, hoping I could at least see where problems occurred to the folder level.  Woke up this morning and had the "aww snap" screen on Chrome on the gocs page (requires refresh).  Many, maybe all, the folders are present in my gdocs, but who knows what did and didn't make it...  this is consuming my entire 4 day weekend.

Some sort of upload utility with sync would be great for this.  I also wish I had a way to know how many files are within a folder/heading.  It's also a serious pain that you can't upload folders where you want them instead of them going always to the top level.  Finally, is it just me, or does drag and drop not work with folders?  Working through the menu structure makes it much more painful.  If I could just multi-select and grab all the folders, that would really help.

I'm back to square one now.  I have way too much stuff to try and find missing files by hand.  I need to start it and actually see it complete successfully.
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