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Everything seems to be back to normal for Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Drive, the search engine giant's file storage and synchronization service.

While it is unclear exactly when the outage hit, reports on Twitter indicate that some users could not access their Google Drive files as early as 7:00 am EDT. This was particularly frustrating for those who heavily rely on the service.

"The contents of my Google Drive are unavailable, and Google suggests I try 'in a few hours,'" Time Technology reporter Harry McCracken tweeted this morning.

Some users have also been experiencing problems accessing and sending messages via Gmail.

According to Steve Bryant, Executive Editor at InsideHook, Gmail had the same problem one year ago today.

Dave Amphlett, an entrepreneur and partner at Developware Ltd, said that he was disappointed by the lack of admission within Google's App Status page.

"Disappointed in Google's App Status page (http://google.com/appsstatus) as doesn't show the Google Drive problem that is affecting 100's of people," he tweeted Wednesday.

Based on the continued complaints on Twitter, it seems that Google may not have completely ironed out its issues. The company's services do appear to be coming back online for most users, however.

UPDATE: Google provided Benzinga with the following statement:

"We are currently investigating issues with Gmail, Drive and Docs as well as the Google Apps Control Panel. We are providing more information and frequent updates through our Google Apps Status Dashboard, which you can find here.

"We will post the root cause of the issue there when our teams have completed their investigation. In the meantime, for everyone who is affected, we apologize - we know you count on Google to work for you and we're working hard to restore normal operation for you."

Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at 248-636-1322 or louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ

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