By Kelsey twitter/ Last Updated August 22, 2022

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My Google Drive Stuck On "Starting Upload"!

“I uploaded files for almost two weeks using chrome then suddenly Google Drive stuck at 'Starting upload'. Clear cache and data did not help. Please help, thanks!”

Google Drive Starting Upload

Why Google Drive Stuck Uploading?

For many people, Google Drive has become the best tool for storing important data. But many people have encountered the situation where Google Drive freezes and upload errors: Google Drive stuck on “Waiting to upload” on Android device and “Starting upload” on PC.

Various reasons may slow down the upload. In addition to file size and bandwidth, Internet connection, browser or application cache, server interruption, application version are all factors you need to consider. So how to solve Google Drive upload stuck on PC and Android devices? Keep reading to learn the solutions.

How to Fix Google Drive Upload Stuck?

Google Drive stuck uploading files for several days or even weeks greatly affects the user's efficiency. Don't worry, we provide you with the most effective solutions, no matter if your problem occurs on your Android device or PC.

#1. Fixes to Google Drive Stuck on Waiting to upload

Google Drive "Waiting to upload" stuck in the process of storing files. But these methods can be effectively solved.

Method 1. Clear cache

If too much cache and data accumulate in the program, it will cause Google Drive stuck uploading on Android and other mobile devices. You can follow the steps below to try to fix it.

1. Open Google Drive on the Android device and click the menu icon in the upper left corner.

2. Go to Settings, click Clear Cache, and then press OK.

3. Restart the device and log in to Google Drive to upload files.

Google Drive Clear Cache

Method 2. Force stop Google Drive

1. Go to Settings of the device, then click Apps & notifications, and open the Google Drive app.

2. Click FORCE STOP, and then restart Google Drive to check if the Google Drive stuck on finishing upload.

Click Force Stop

Method 3. Turn off Wi-Fi

1. Open Google Drive and go to Settings.

2. On this page, toggle the switch to turn off Transfer files only over Wi-Fi. Then upload the files again.

Turn off transfer files only over Wi-Fi

Method 4. Update the application

If you are running an old version of Google Drive, there may be bugs and errors in the program. Please update to the latest version of Google Drive in the Google Play store and restart your phone to use it. And then check if the Google Drive uploading files stuck is solve.

#2. Fixes to Google Drive Stuck on Starting upload

If you log in and use Google Drive on the web page, sometimes Google Drive stuck on uploading of "Starting upload". Use the following 5 methods to fix the problem.

Method 1. Check the Internet

If you are not connected to a correct or stable network, the file will not uploading to Google Drive.

1. Press the “Win + I” key to open the Settings window and go to Network & Internet.

2. You can check whether the network is in good condition if there is a problem, scroll, find, and click Network troubleshooter to solve.

Network troubleshooter

Method 2. Turn off any browser extensions

1. Enter the Chrome browser, type chrome://extensions/ and go. Or click More in the upper right corner, go to More tools > Extensions.

Chrome Extensions

2. Right-click to select the extension, and then toggle the switch to disable or click Remove to delete the extension.

Disable Extensions

Method 3. Clear cache and data of browser

1. Go to Google Chrome, click More in the upper right corner, then click More tools > Clear browsing data...

clear browsing data

2. Set Time range to All time, check "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files", and click CLEAR DATA.

Browser Clear Data

Method 4. Upload files with incognito mode

1. Go to Google Chrome, click More in the upper right corner and select New incognito window.

new incognito window

2. Navigate to and log in to your Google account.

3. Upload the file again to see if it works.

Method 5. Switch to other free cloud storage

When Google Drivetakes forever to upload and even strikes, you must spend more time to solve it, thereby reducing work or study efficiency. Many excellent cloud drives on the market can replace Google Drive to store your data.

Windows users can use OneDrive as an online storage service of Microsoft. It can not only store any type of files, but also integrates well with Office 365. Besides, Dropbox is also a fine choice. As one of the earliest cloud storage services, it runs stably and provides easy-to-sync features.

Bonus Tip: Backup your Google Drive data in advance for safekeeping

If you have important data stored in Google Drive when this kind of error occurs again, the data will be easily lost or damaged, and you may forget the important data in Google Drive if you switch to another cloud drive for use. You need to backup your Google Drive to other cloud drives. Fortunately, using a professional yet free cloud backup service such as CBackup can help you automatically backup Google Drive data to another cloud drive with ease.

1. Get started to sign up for a CBackup account and sign in.

Sign Up

2. Click Add Cloud under the My Storage tab, then select the cloud storage service that needs to be added, and click Add, then complete the authorization.

Add Google Drive

3. Click New Task under the Backup Tasks tab. Click Add Source to select Google Drive as the backup source, and click Add Destination to select another cloud drive you are switching to.

Add Source Destination

4. Click Start Backup after setting.

Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive

Method 6. Turn to professional Google Drive sync tool

When there is a problem with Google Drive during operation, you have to spend more time and energy to solve it. In fact, if you want to upload files to Google Drive smoothly, you can use the Google Drive client alternative tool - CBackup to sync and backup computer files to Google Drive.

In addition to backing up files from one cloud to another cloud, as a professional offsite backup solution, CBackup can also allow users to sync files to Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, CBackup Cloud, etc., and it can also move files between cloud drives easily and quickly.

Below steps are listed to upload files to Google Drive with CBackup:

Step 1. Please download and install CBackup desktop app and sign in.

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Sign In

Step 2. Go to My Storage > Add Clouds > select Google Drive > Add. Then follow the steps to sign in to your Google Drive account, and let CBackup to access to your Google Drive files.

Add Google Drive

Select Google Drive

Step 3. Go to Sync > Sync PC to Public Cloud.

Sync PC to Public Cloud

Step 4. Select folders to sync in Source section, and tick Google Drive in Destination section. 

Sync to Google Drive


Step 5. Tap Start Sync to backup files to Google Drive and you could avoid Google Drive upload stuck problem forever.

★Tips: Here you can set up the useful features in Settings (bottom left corner):
Scheduler has the ability to upload your files automatically on a regular basis, like daily, weekly or monthly, and you don't have to set it up manually.
Email notification will send you the email after the sync, backup, and restoration completed, especially useful when you are not in front of the computer.
File Filter allows you include or exclude the file types as you like and save your cloud storage space. 

Schedule Sync

Final Words

Usually, you can fix Google Drive upload stuck according to the above methods. However, if you are tired of using Google Drive and need to switch to another cloud drive, it is strongly recommended that you use CBackup to sync your important data in Google Drive to another cloud drive.

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