Update 2018-03: Originally reported for Google Drive app, still have this problem in new Backup and Sync app.
Intermittently these Finder icons disappear and the context menus stop working:
(This is the feature where it integrates with the Finder to show green checkmarks on synced files, and supports a control-click context menu with "View with Google Drive" and "Share using Google Drive".)
The only way I have found to bring them back:
- Click on the Backup and Sync menubar icon >
Show file sync status icons and right click menu.
- Turn that off
- Quit Backup and Sync
- Launch Backup and Sync again
- Go back to the same screen and turn it on again.
Is there any way to keep them around permanently?
Update 2018-12: I have enabled Backup and Sync by Google in the new Extensions screen in the Preferences app, and it still doesn't work.