Google Backup & Sync, how did I solve it? Delete my Google Photos Folder in Google Drive.
My Downloads folder is backed up, I can barely stand the fact I lost my freaking Downloads folder when my last SSD died suddenly. I have a weird thing of organizing content in my Downloads folder … CD and Movie covers, and other junk upon junk, precious junk, to me, though.
I’m putting my favorite SLR photos onto Google Drive via Backup & Sync, just one at a time, Original Quality, I’m trying to figure out what I really want to do with all my photographs. Anyway, I do have Google Drive inserting my Photos into Google Photos.
My recenter phone photos, some are quite good, but my hand curated EOS 7D photos stand out from the crowd.
Also, in Google Photos I can type “7D” and immediately all my uploaded Drive photos are in view, as well as the couple I manually uploaded to photos here and there.
Of course this means I don’t have my years of mobile photos, as saved in Google Photos on my computer.