Fortunately, there is a solution to protect against this type of data loss in Google Drive and as an added bonus have the ability to edit Google Docs, Presentations and Drawings even when there is no internet connection available.
How to enable "offline" access and editing in Google Drive
- Open the Google Drive menu (Inbox)
- Click on the "more" tab on the left hand side menu
- Click on "offline"
- Syncing should begin immediately for Chromebook users
- If you are using the Chrome browser on a computer you will need to click on "enable offline
Be patient when switching between offline and online mode. It can sometimes take a few seconds for changes to be updated when syncing between modes.