Hmm... I wasn't aware that you could sync multiple accounts, but that's
probably not the issue.

Isn't the ~$ilename.docx file the temp/autosave file? I occasionally use
Office files in Drive opened with LibreOffice and I see
.~lock.filename.docx# in my online Drive when they are open. They are
hidden in the local folder and should disappear when the file is closed,
but if the sync is not happening promptly (or at all) after the file is
closed then the temp file may be left behind... I was seeing this in
Network locations a few years ago when we had connection issues to the

If this is the case then the filename.docx file shoudl still be there and
they are just opening the temp file instead... maybe?

*Eric Hall*
*Technology Integration Specialist*
*Mount Mansfield Union High School*
*Chittenden East SU*

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On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Tony Galle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I received a question from one of my teachers regarding docx files syncing
> to Drive using Google Drive for PC.  I have zero experience with this, and
> a web search didn't shed any light on the subject.  I'm copying his message
> to me in the hopes that someone out there has some insight.  See below.
>                        ******
>        I have Google Drive installed on my PC, and I'm saving school
> documents to one of two designated folders, each of which syncs to one of
> my Google accounts - school and private.  This seems to work, BUT...
> When I park a Word (docx) in my local (to be sync'ed) folder, what appears
> in the Google Drive is not "filename.docx" but "~$lename.docx" - which
> Google's built in stuff resolutely refuses to open.  I don't encounter the
> same issue if I manually upload the file, working in Chrome / Google Drive.
>                        *****
> Sooooo....if anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.
> Thanks,
> Tony Galle
> [log in to unmask]


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