Synchronising the contents FROM a Google Drive shared folder TO a folder on my PC.

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Someone has shared a Google Drive folder with me. They keep adding files to that folder. However, they may also delete files from that folder.
Is it possible to set something up to synchronise the files from Google Drive to a folder on my PC? If files are deleted from the Google Drive shared folder, I do not want them to be deleted from my PC.

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Use a synchronisation application such as SyncBackPro/SyncBackFree and sync this folder to another folder on your Google Drive or local folder. Exclude deletions from source
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Thanks Shaun. So, can SyncBack sync in that direction from a Google Drive folder? I am amazed.
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Yes, the local Google drive folder
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No, I do not have a local Google drive folder. Someone has shared a google drive folder with my google account. I have access to their folder and I want to keep downloading the contents of that folder to my local hard drive. How do I do that?
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Install Google Drive and let is sync locally. Add a sync'ed copy from the local Google folder
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I will give this a try and get back to you. Thank you.
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I have been trying Syncback Free. When you create a new profile for the backup, it only offers me two options for the Source: "Internal/external drive, network path, etc." or "FTP". When consulting the help, it seems that Google drive is one possible option here. I am guessing that it is not an option for Syncback Free. Am I right?
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You use Internal/external drive because Google drive Syncs to a local folder when you install the agent
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OK, so I have installed Google Drive Backup and Sync so that is syncing to my PC's local drive. I have installed Syncback Free so that it then syncs the Google Drive folder on my local PC to a folder on my NAS drive (file server). So, my question is, how do I ensure that when a file is deleted from my online Google drive, which I presume will then be (synced) deleted from my PC's Google Drive folder, it is not deleted from the folder on my NAS drive, the contents of which have been put there by Syncback.  How do I ensure that a file deleted from the source is not synchronised by Syncback to the destination?
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I used the Google Drive software to synchronise a copy of the data to a Google Drive folder and then I set Syncback Free to synchronise that to a backup folder, ensuring that deletions were not synchronised.

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