I am having an issue with my Google drive app on my desktop. At some point while the machine is running (probably during a sync), the Google drive app starts using up around 30% of my CPU usage time. This would be fine except it stays that way indefinitely until the app itself is closed. This has been an issue for a while and updates to Google drive have not solved it. I am running windows 8.1 and using a Haswell i5 4670k. My antivirus is currently Windows Defender, but I was running Bit Defender at one point; with the same result.
Has anyone had similar issues to this and what methods have you tried to resolve it; outside closing or uninstalling the app?
I did both before, still no luck. According to the article you linked, I'm not the only one with the issue with no solution present; making a lot of people switch to Dropbox. I had google searched the issue before as well, with similar results. Guess no more google sync app on my machine anymore.. lol
It seems that Google Drive Sync causes problems when it's trying to sync either a file that cannot be sync'd (for whatever reason) or trying to sync when there is no (or a non-functional) internet connection.
Even if your Drive is working right now, try putting your computer in airplane mode (or canning the connection) and then putting a blank document in a Google Drive. That usually messes things up for me.