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Sync to Google Photos

Post by gregeeh » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:43 am

Hi all,

I'm trying to find a way to sync a folder on my NAS (TS-128) to Google Photos, not Google Drive. I can do it to Google Drive using Hybrid Sync Backup but there seems no option for Google Photos.

Any ideas much appreciated.

TIA

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Re: Sync to Google Photos

Post by OneCD » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:53 pm

Hey Greg. :)

I think you could make this work by syncing to your Google Photos folder via Google Drive, but you may need to create this folder inside Google Drive first:
Google wrote:
  1. On your computer, open drive.google.com

  2. Click the settings icon (the toothed-wheel at the top-right of the page), then click Settings

  3. Check Create a Google Photos folder

  4. Click Done

Then your Google Photos can be accessed via Google Drive.

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Re: Sync to Google Photos

Post by gregeeh » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:17 am

OneCD wrote:Hey Greg. :)

I think you could make this work by syncing to your Google Photos folder via Google Drive, but you may need to create this folder inside Google Drive first:
Google wrote:
  1. On your computer, open drive.google.com

  2. Click the settings icon (the toothed-wheel at the top-right of the page), then click Settings

  3. Check Create a Google Photos folder

  4. Click Done

Then your Google Photos can be accessed via Google Drive.


Thanks, will give that a try.

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Re: Sync to Google Photos

Post by NetStranger » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:52 pm

this guide not longer works, since google unlink own Photo and Drive services....
Photos not seen in google drive folder any more.

Who can tell , how i can sync my photos in google Photo to my local qnap ????

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Re: Sync to Google Photos

Post by Toxic17 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:55 pm

at present I dont this there is a way.

you could use Googles Backup and Sync on a desktop, and then sync the desktop folder to your NAS.

but for now, I dont think there is any direct way from NAS to Google Photos.
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Re: Sync to Google Photos

Post by NetStranger » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:08 pm

Toxic17 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:55 pm
at present I dont this there is a way.

you could use Googles Backup and Sync on a desktop, and then sync the desktop folder to your NAS.

but for now, I dont think there is any direct way from NAS to Google Photos.
you right. but Googles Backup and Sync on a desktop dont download all photos from cloud to local folder (((

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Re: Sync to Google Photos

Post by Yuki.So » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:28 pm

Tried following the steps mentioned above but they didn't work. Later on, I saw that these steps don't work anymore, did anyone find any other tips and tricks?

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Re: Sync to Google Photos

Post by NetStranger » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:22 pm

only by yourself ((
make takeout.google.com periodicaly and upload to your NAS (((

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Re: Sync to Google Photos

Post by spile » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:29 am

Since the changes to Google Photos I do the following to Sync my phone photos...
Use QFile back up function on the app to sync photos to my NAS
Use OneDrive photo back up option to sync photos to my desktop

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Re: Sync to Google Photos

Post by NetStranger » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:58 pm

Use QFile back up function on the app to sync photos to my NAS
It is terrible app on iOS. Syncing only if app open. Dont sync on background (((

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Re: Sync to Google Photos

Post by spile » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:49 pm

NetStranger wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Use QFile back up function on the app to sync photos to my NAS
It is terrible app on iOS. Syncing only if app open. Dont sync on background (((
The android app is the same. I find that in order to save battery life iOS and Android stop apps from running in the background which I suspect stops real time sync unless the app is running.
I use Onedrive to backup my photos to a local folder in real time.
If anyone is to blame I guess it is Google for moving the goalposts.

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Re: Sync to Google Photos

Post by jonayabascal » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:08 pm

Great, thanks for the help. There was a similar problem :)

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Re: Sync to Google Photos

Post by iainmc » Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:35 pm

Since Google split GooglePhotos from GoogleDrive to break it originally, I switch to using QFile (on Android) which does the job perfectly - immediate upload after I take a picture on my phone every time, no problem with background tasks being prevented at all.

My only (trivial) issue with it is that it's so immediate, so if I take a bundle of duff photos (or the kids steal my phone and take daft pics), they are uploaded to the NAS before I can "tidy" the rubbish ones to the bin.

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Re: Sync to Google Photos

Post by spile » Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:12 pm

I have a suspicion that battery optimism on the device is stopping the QFile app syncing. When the app is opened syncing is resumed. I also noticed that Auto upload settings in the app have been deleted possibly after an update.

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