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Skyfiles 4.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Skyfiles 4.0

Directly modify Google Drive files with desktop applications!
$29.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 64 (86%) 10 (14%) 14 comments

Skyfiles 4.0 was available as a giveaway on March 24, 2020!

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Skyfiles is a third-party Google Drive client, which allows you to manage Google Drive files with your desktop apps instead of working through a browser.
With Skyfiles, you can edit/view Google Drive files with your local software.

Unlike Google's Backup and Sync, which cost lots of your local storage, Skyfiles is disk-free.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10/





File Size:

7.85 MB

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After installing and activating, I get the error "The exception illegal instruction. An attempt was made to execute an illegal instruction. (0xc000001d) occurrd in the application at location 0x8000b8bb. Click Ok to terminate the program. hmmmm.. looks like a RAM issue? any suggestion? thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by hussein  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Downloaded. On Installation - response - failed to connect - try again later??

Reply   |   Comment by Ashok  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

"The original name of this tool was GDocsDrive. It was renamed to Skyfiles in 2019."

I have the giveaway GDocsDrive 3.1 from a previous giveaway and it works without problems on Windows Vista

I have just installed this using the standard installer from the skyfiles.net website and it installed fine under Windows Vista and accepted the giveaway license key. I was able to give it access to my google drive and I note that although the installer does not pickup the GDocsDrive installation and does install this into its own Program Files sub folder it is not possible to run both GdocsDrive at the same time as Skyfiles client. It's not desirable to be able to run them at the same time anyway... except to have one configured for one google drive account and the other configured for a different google drive account... Both GDocsDrive 3.1 and Skyfiles 4.0 remain licensed and fully activated.

One potential problem I see is when one opens a google drive file with the default application using Skyfiles it downloads a copy of that file into a subfolder in the users %TEMP% folder %Temp%\SkyfilesTmpFolder\ each opened file is given its own unique folder name e.g. "1_F49nilt2c9A36x32JwXY0s_ZSGrz3iR" for one file and a second file in a folder named "1kHQTJ6v7JjOR_14IzwsvEFDdV5t8AXPT" This is sensible since it is possible to have the same file name in different google drive folders so if the same folder was used for the local copy of the file there could easily be file collisions where different files in different google drive folders using the same name could be opened at the same time. Like most programs Skyfiles 4.0 does NOT clean up the temporary files after it has finished with them! It also does not reuse the local temporary copy in the next session if it is opened again but instead re-downloads the file again into the same uniquely named temporary folder... If the file is not open in any program when the Skyfiles program exits it should purge the temporary files since it's not going to make any further use of them in future sessions.
So while there is no inital syncing of a local copy of an entire google drive onto the local hard drive it DOES download each file you choose to open in a local program (obviously) and if you edit the locally opened file and save it the program will upload the modified file to your google drive, replacing the original, it will not at any point tidy up the temporary folders it creates... it should delete them on clean exit of the program as part of the programs shutdown method but it does not so if you are concerned over wasted space delete the temporary files it created from time to time. Use a secure eraser program if you need to remove traces of the files from the local machine for personal security reasons and the system is not a TRIM supporting SSD that practically erases deleted files as a function of how it operates. But it is unlikely that you'd be storing sensitive documents on a google drive anyway...

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Installed, registered, and tested on Win10 X64 with no problems. This seems to remove the "extra" step of having to download files from Google Drive before working with them locally, which is much faster and easier.

Reply   |   Comment by Lucky  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I downloaded the zip and extracted the files, but
setup.exe, after briefly displaying the "Activating" notification, aborts with a "BEX" event. Disabling the AV doesn't help. (Windows 7 SP1 x64)

Reply   |   Comment by Lion  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've been using the previous version of this product (which was known as GDocsDrive) and can highly recommend it as a way of using Google storage space to keep your documents always safely backed up and accessible, whilst being able to use your preferred local spreadsheet/document application.

Reply   |   Comment by DComedian  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Would be a cool application, if it would work (for me). After registering the application and authenticating my Drive-Account in the browser, simply nothing happens in the application. No refresh, no file listing, etc. Can anyone help?

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Update: Seems like it was my firewall that blocked this application. Now it's working fine. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Seems not to work with the "Google Advanced Protection", which I´ve activated on my account - so useless to me... :-/

Reply   |   Comment by Ole  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Trying to complete setup and keep getting this error

This site can’t be reached127.0.0.1 refused to connect.

Checking the connection
Checking the proxy and the firewall

Reply   |   Comment by Karen Stavert  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Karen Stavert, check your HOSTS file.

Reply   |   Comment by temp  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Awesome - works instantly at the touch of the button. Thank you! Excellent software.

Reply   |   Comment by Boguslawa  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

User of Raidrive, we can't copy and paste a real file from a Google Drive account to another because files are just index (with Windows Explorer). I's like a virtual disk.

So, with Skyfiles, if i grab a picture or a doc file in one account for another, i get a real transfert ?

Thanks a lot.

Best Regards

Reply   |   Comment by Spontz  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Keyed in license. All I've got has been a window/UI, can''t log in/switch account--the window merely flickered on clicking Logout/Switch account in Files menu, so what's the use??!!

I have no such problem with RaiDrive, AirCluster offered free here, and AirLiveDrive. I wonder why Skyfiles have failed to work!

Reply   |   Comment by King Kong  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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