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Sorry, Google Drive needs to quit. Error:(1784, 'ReadDirectoryChangesW', 'the supplied user buffer is not valid for the requested operation.') Thomsoningreen 5/25/12 8:52 AM

This is what I get when I open the google drive, tired disconnecting the account and reloging in and will not go away keeps coming back. The drive is pointed on a network drive not a local drive if that helps.


Re: Sorry, Google Drive needs to quit. Error:(1784, 'ReadDirectoryChangesW', 'the supplied user buffer is not valid for the requested operation.') Papa Bear 5/25/12 10:04 PM
Reads like Windows error 1784, your computer may not have enough RAM. Read John of Lower Merion number 3 reply at  http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!searchin/voice/hard$20drive/voice/rhrkhQrcSmk/Tz3B9cQy9KMJ

Try downloading Google Drive for your Windows PC at  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/drive?pli=1 

Workaround (Win 7 64 bit) per user gfowler:
  1. Create subfolders under the Google Drive folder
  2. Turn on sharing with desired permissions on these folders on each client computer
  3. Map these folders to the appropriate drive letter on each client computer workaround (Win 7 64 bit)
Re: Sorry, Google Drive needs to quit. Error:(1784, 'ReadDirectoryChangesW', 'the supplied user buffer is not valid for the requested operation.') TJNoff 12/11/12 11:00 AM
This happens for me during the set up process when I put my Google Drive folder on a network share, too, but not when the Google Drive folder is created in its default location C:\Users\username\Google Drive.  Running Windows 7 64-bit.

So, I'm thinking that the Google Drive app doesn't like something about how the PC connects to the network drive during the sync process, which is when it happens for me.  Obviously it's not the same as writing data to a local drive, although you'd think it would work anyway.
Re: Sorry, Google Drive needs to quit. Error:(1784, 'ReadDirectoryChangesW', 'the supplied user buffer is not valid for the requested operation.') Nyan - Support 12/11/12 1:31 PM
Hi,

Typically we recommend setting your sync directory, the Google Drive folder, on a local, internal disk. The application was designed for such use and while some users are able to install to network drives, it may result in unexpected errors. 

Best,
Nyan
Re: Sorry, Google Drive needs to quit. Error:(1784, 'ReadDirectoryChangesW', 'the supplied user buffer is not valid for the requested operation.') Jarae 12/13/12 1:31 PM
We use Google Apps for Education and the default My Documents folder IS a network share.  Setting it to the internal disk is not an option.
Re: Sorry, Google Drive needs to quit. Error:(1784, 'ReadDirectoryChangesW', 'the supplied user buffer is not valid for the requested operation.') Terry Hall 1/3/13 2:57 PM
Nyan - Google Drive has been pushed on your userbase, many of whom are businesses and educational institutions. In these environments it is the rule rather than the exception for My Documents to be redirected to a network share - its just simple best practices. As has been mentioned there are several other apps that work just fine with network shares so it is extraordinary that Google does not appear to have the development capability to solve this issue of allowing UNC paths to file stores.

This is far from a new issue which is making Google Drive, and by extension Google Apps, unusable for many large-scale users. When are we likely to see a fix? Is Google even working on a fix? The silence from Google regarding this major flaw is disturbing.