SOLVED: Google Backup & Sync not starting - Windows 10

Google Backup & Sync not starting or not not launching? There is the solution for this problem. As you already know, Google made an announcement that Google Drive app going away. Google Drive app for PC and Mac is officially being deprecated and the company’s developers announced in a blog post that it will no longer be supported starting December 11, 2017. Instead, you’ll need to choose from one of two new apps and I decided to go with Backup and Sync app. Backup and Sync fits my needs, but I was not able to start it after the installation.

I have followed the below steps to install Google Drive on Windows 10

  • Click https://www.google.com/drive/download/
  • On your computer, click Download for PC.
  • Read the Terms of Service and click Agree and download.
  • After it’s downloaded, open installbackupandsync.exe.
  • If you see a window asking if you want to allow the program to make changes on your computer, click Yes.
  • If you’re asked to restart your computer, do it now.
  • Start Backup and Sync.
  • Sign in with your Google Account username and password.
  • Choose your sync settings and click Next.

It didn't ask me to restart my Windows 10 computer, but I restarted it anyway. Personally I like restarting it. Nothing happened. How about I start "Backup and Sync from Google" manually. I tried to launch it and again nothing happened. I restated Windows 10 again. Google Backup and Sync was not starting automatically, even though the setting to startup automatically were enabled. I tried these troubleshooting steps in a sequence, but it didn't help

  • Run a check on the device software updates and network connection settings.
  • Clear Backup and sync app cache.
  • Restart the device.

After going around and reading Google Drive Help Forum I found that there is a problem that Backup and Sync from Google application is not able to run with a standard user account without administrator privileges. One possibility is a switch-off the User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10, but it means a decrease of Windows 10 security. Finally I have found the solution! You have to install Google Backup & Sync app on Windows 10 as administrator!

  • Click https://www.google.com/drive/download/
  • On your computer, click Download for PC.
  • Read the Terms of Service and click Agree and download.
  • After it’s downloaded, run installbackupandsync.exe as administrator.
  • If you see a window asking if you want to allow the program to make changes on your computer, click Yes.
  • If you’re asked to restart your computer, do it now.
  • Start Backup and Sync.
  • Sign in with your Google Account username and password.
  • Choose your sync settings and click Next.

I hope it would work for you too. The most important thing to remember is that your files are still safe and you will need to replace the Drive app with Backup and Sync app before March 12, 2018, when the original apps shut down completely.

SOLVED : turn off less secure access to your inbox

Please disable non-Yahoo apps that use less secure sign in methods from accessing Yahoo Mail. Not doing so may leave your account vulnerable to compromise. Learn more

I get this message almost every time I open or refresh mail.yahoo.com site. It used to be every 10 times maybe, but now its like every times I open the side.

Is it possible to aviod this? The fix is easy


1) Sign in to Yahoo Mail.
2) Go to your "Account security" settings.
3) Turn on Allow apps that use less secure sign in.

Atom vs Sublime Text va Visual Studio Code Performance Test

I have been working with Sublime Text for around 3 years, and as a DevOps Engineer have no issues with it. I tried GitHub's Atom one or two year ago and I was pleasantly impressed by its active community. The reason I sticked with Sublime Text was performance - Atom was slow, even after when Atom 1.0 was released.

These days, I searched "Sublime Text vs Atom", trying to see if Atom has significant improvement when I found Microsoft's Visual Studio Code. Visual Studio is also built using Web Technology like Atom, but a lot of reviewers said it is faster than anything else. So I tested and found out their performance difference today.

Atom and Visual Studio Code still perform significantly worse compared to Sublime Text, for example launching and Opening windows are seconds slower which it is noticeable and they occupied much more RAM.

Visual Studio Code has a big advantages over Atom in opening files and RAM usage. It could handle larger files and handle it faster than Atom. When I tested the 2.6MB file, Visual Studio Code opened the file within one second while Atom took more than two seconds.

Sublime Text is still the speedy king, Visual Studio Code second and Atom is the last.

[SOLVED] No readable photos, videos, or folders found - Windows 10 - Photos App

I tried today Windows 10 Photos App as a replacement for Google's Picasa and immediate stumbled upon the following error: Windows 10, Photos app, No readable photos, videos, or folders found. I've run Windows app troubleshooter and no change Photos app still says no readable content when there are clearly pictures and videos in the folder.

No readable photos, videos, or folders found, Windows 10, Photo App

Luckily for me I found one folder that showed up the content in Windows 10 Photo app and after comparing the folder permission I noticed that The Photos app on Windows 10 uses the System account to access the folders!

So in order to fix No readable photos, videos, or folders found error grant the user at least read access to your folder and files will show.

Right click the folder, select Properties. Select the Security tab, click on the Add... button, type SYSTEM into the Enter the object names to select (examples): box, and click OK. Then click Apply or OK on the Permissions for [folder name] box, and OK on the [folder name] Properties box. Set your folder how you normally would in the app and enjoy the album updates.

I think it is a poor design choice, by Microsoft but at least it works for me.

ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 End Of Life

There is absolutely nothing wrong with my ARRIS SURFboard SB6141, but today after an another Comcast outage in my area, my Blast! 150Mbps internet service came back in a new mode. I was having excruciatingly slow internet speed on Comcast. After a short chat with Comcast representative I figured out that SB6141 does not support their new standard. After checking for a list of currently approved DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems I ordered ARRIS SURFboard SBG6400. For now I hope for easy install and fast speed. Will I be able to plugged right in and would it work perfectly?