Some time ago I learned when Google Drive syncs the Doc and Sheet files to your local drive, it doesn't actually save the whole document. It just saves a pointer file. I was really disappointed in this. It really knocked Google Docs down a peg in my thinking. That's why I've been thinking about moving to all local instead of cloud to write instead.
@gedvondur Thanks, I'm tried that. It flaked out on me a few times.
Generalistic and moderated instance.