you set up Google Drive it should create a Google Drive
folder which by default exists in your Documents folder in
exactly the same way as OneDrive and Dropbox.
…\Documents\Google Drive\ folder is a normal folder in
Windows File Explorer.
sounds like you have uploaded your Project to the Google
Drive cloud store but not installed the Google Drive app on
your PC which creates the Google Drive folder.
the FHUG Knowledge Base Synchronising Family Historian
between 2 PCs:
Google Drive section describes the process.
you and your son will have to use the same Google Drive
as Neil says, you must ensure that only one of you runs FH
on that Project at the same time.
must consider how to manage your Projects.
the File > Project Window > Location would be changed
to refer to:
Drive\Family Historian Projects
ALL your Projects would exist in Google Drive.
your son would do the same.
you would both have access to ALL of each other's Projects.
suspect that is not going to be acceptable bearing in mind
the restriction of not running FH on the same Project at the
you would both probably need to keep your Project Location
where it is now.
copy the Project to and from Google Drive as required.
would also avoid the problem of FH running at the same time.
you would need to manage which of you updates the Project,
but you must be handling that already when exchanging memory
anything is still not clear then do ask again.
seen recent threads about accessing a FH Project via two
computers (whether both are owned by one person, or each by
two collaborating individuals), I decided to try and share
my main project with my son in this way, which would be more
convenient that swapping copies via memory cards as we live
some 70 miles apart. We each have our own computer and each
have our own copy of Family Historian V7. I decided against
Onedrive and Dropbox - the two cloud storage systems
mentioned in the threads - because of the limits on free
storage (I didn't want to pay for extra cloud storage
without being sure that the idea would work), and instead
went for Google Drive, which allows sufficient space for my
5gb main project.
successfully uploaded all the files in the project folder,
and I know they are there because I can see them via both my
laptop and my mobile phone. I gave Drive my son's email
address as a person to have access, and sent him the message
via Drive to tell him that, and he tells me that he received
problem is that neither he nor I can access the uploaded
project. I can't get it to show in my projects list: that
only shows the projects (including the same one) stored on
my computer. And I can't find a path via File Explorer to
Google Drive, which I can only access via my Google account,
and which does not seem to support the use of FH.
anybody please advise. Have I missed a step somewhere, or is
the whole idea unworkable and misconceived on my part?