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Google Drive has the (unusual for computers) ability to hold duplicates, because
name is just a property:
If I go to https://drive.google.com, do two right-click
New folder with name of
test1, I wind up with both.
If I go to Duplicati and try to put a backup there, it can’t see either, so offers to make one. I say to. All OK.
The reason Duplicati can’t see the old two is because Google Drive also encourages applications to only have access to things that they create. This is safer than allowing total access, which they might prevent.
Enhancing security controls for Google Drive third-party apps
If you have something that Duplicati can’t see, go to Google Drive to see who created it (last line above).
Duplicati OAuth Handler can still give you an AuthID for full access, but Google could kill this at any time:
This may or may not explain your results. It might explain “can’t get it to recognize”, and it explains results where Duplicati can make duplicate directory. Are you saying it won’t do that, or just seek an explanation?
The Google Drive section of the manual could say a few words about this, but it’s a little hard to explain…
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