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Konstantinos Tsoukalas

Konstantinos is the founder and administrator of Since 1995 he works and provides IT support as a computer and network expert to individuals and large companies. He is specialized in solving problems related to Windows or other Microsoft products (Windows Server, Office, Microsoft 365, etc.).


  1. Reed Starnes
    December 5, 2023 @ 6:17 pm

    This technique does exactly what I want — until Google Updater installs a new version. After installing it, it relaunches it. After a while I notice it and stop it, but I would prefer that Updater not relaunch it after the update. Is there any way to prevent that?


  2. Wannes Dobbelaere
    October 27, 2023 @ 5:21 pm

    Anyone arriving here in 2023

    to launch change to launch.bat (located in C:\Program Files\Google\Drive File Stream)

    to kill

    change exe to googledriveFS.exe

    still works


  3. ajkl
    March 30, 2021 @ 10:17 pm

    Muchísimas gracias – genial!


  4. Bruce
    December 17, 2020 @ 2:05 am

    I have followed these instructions to the letter, but I continually get an error in Task Scheduler: (0x1). Can anyone advise what I might be doing wrong?


  5. meow
    November 25, 2020 @ 8:44 am

    I wanted to ask…is this categorized as cloud…datathat we just backup is it store in cloud?


    • lakonst
      November 25, 2020 @ 3:20 pm

      Yes…is cloud storage.


  6. regg
    November 13, 2020 @ 10:56 am



  7. Börje
    September 12, 2020 @ 6:55 am

    What is the purpose of stopping the backup with a schedule?


    • lakonst
      September 14, 2020 @ 11:21 am

      To prevent Google Backup from always running in the background and slowing down your computer's performance.


  8. Jānis Daugavietis
    April 23, 2020 @ 5:51 pm

    Wow this is amazing
    thanks for sharing this


  9. Christian
    August 30, 2019 @ 5:03 am

    how to run a 2nd task batch file in the background (no DOS windows displayed)


    • lakonst
      August 30, 2019 @ 9:40 am

      @Christian: I don't know if it will work successfully, but try to change the task's properties ('General' tab) as follows:
      1. Change the User running the task to "SYSTEM"
      2. Select to "Run whether user is logged on or not"


  10. Adane
    August 19, 2019 @ 12:08 pm

    Thanks a lot. Clear and effective!!


  11. Roberta Rogers
    June 29, 2019 @ 12:52 pm

    I noticed the action required the user to be logged in. There's an option to allow it to run whether logged in or not. I'd rather have that option but don't know if there are any security issues with it. My thought is that it would run more reliably. Would love advice.


  12. reparatou
    June 5, 2019 @ 3:18 pm

    Stop Google Backup , don't kill the task it only shows a black cmd window and close without killing the task


  13. Mappy Mapperson
    May 7, 2019 @ 4:52 pm

    Hmmm, It's running but my files aren't uploading. If I actually log into the server and run the program it works fine. Anyone else see this problem?


  14. malcster
    April 23, 2019 @ 5:24 pm

    I am just creating the Task, but I am using the advanced setting to "Stop task if it runs longer than" 4 hours, rather than using the second task to stop (the first). I'll come back if it doesn't work as anticipated. Looks great. Thanks very much for good instructions for what would otherwise have been a dense problem.


    • Joel
      May 1, 2019 @ 5:19 pm

      Did it work without the /f /im arguments to kill the process?


      • lakonst
        May 2, 2019 @ 8:59 am

        @Joel: I think it doesn't. But you can try…


  15. Richard Stephen Nash
    April 22, 2019 @ 9:26 pm

    thank you. perfect task creation….hoope it all works.


  16. Chris
    April 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


    Working GREAT, THANKS!


  17. Alex
    April 5, 2019 @ 12:53 pm

    Works like a charm! Thanks!


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