In a disturbing turn of events, users of Google Drive have reported significant data loss, with some experiencing the disappearance of recent files and changes dating back to May 2023. This issue, primarily affecting desktop users, was brought to light on various online forums and acknowledged by a Google Drive representative on November 27, 2023.
Google's Response and Precautions
As the data loss crisis unfolds, Google Drive's team has swung into action, investigating the root cause of this issue. In the meantime, they have issued some key advice to users. They strongly discourage users from selecting the 'Disconnect account' option within the desktop app, as this might exacerbate the issue. Similarly, they advise against moving the app data folder and recommend creating a copy of the folder as a precautionary measure.
Google Drive users, left in disarray following this data loss, can expect a resolution in an upcoming update. However, the timeline for this fix remains uncertain. Until then, the emphasis remains on keeping files backed up and maintained in a safe location to prevent any further data loss.
Separate Incident of Survival and Hope
In an unrelated incident, 41 workers found themselves trapped for 17 days behind a 60m debris wall in a collapsed under-construction tunnel in Uttarakhand. However, displaying a testament to human endurance and the relentless spirit of the rescue authorities, all workers were successfully extricated from their predicament.