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Access Drive Files on File Stream
Find & Save Files Offline
Access all of your files (even Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud) stored in Drive directly from your Mac or PC, without using up all your disk space with Drive File Stream. Unlike traditional file sync tools, Drive File Stream doesn't require you to download your files first in order to access them from your computer. Instead, when you need to view or edit a file, it automatically streams from the cloud, on-demand. With Drive File Stream your team will spend less time waiting for files to sync, no time worrying about disk space, and more time being productive.
With Drive File Stream, files you open are streamed directly from the cloud on-demand. You can also select files or folders that you want to access offline at any time. The files that you are likely to work on from your Mac or PC become available in the background intelligently, making it much quicker to access them later.
With Drive File Stream, you can work with Drive files directly from the apps you're used to, like Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop. Any changes you make to files in those apps are saved automatically to Drive and can be accessed from any of your devices later.
Windows: Windows 7 and up. Windows Server editions are not supported.
Mac: El Capitan (10.11) and up. For High Sierra (10.13), follow these steps.
If you are currently running the Backup and Sync app, you may receive the following message:
If you are also using Backup and Sync, work with the Tech Central to ensure that both tools are running in parallel properly.
You can find Drive File Stream Menu in a different place, depending on what computer you use:
To save a file offline, make sure you have an app that can open your file.
If others have shared files and folders with you, then you will see those files and folder in 'Shared with me'. These files and folders will not sync to Google Drive folder on your computer unless you add them to 'My Drive' or individual folders which you have synced.
Quick Tip to ensure your Photos never go missing
Photos are precious memories and all of us never want to ever lose them to hard disk crashes or missing drives. PicBackMan is the easiest and simplest way to keep your photos safely backed up in one or more online accounts. Simply download PicBackMan (it's free!), register your account, connect to your online store and tell PicBackMan where your photos are - PicBackMan does the rest, automatically. It bulk uploads all photos and keeps looking for new ones and uploads those too. You don't have to ever touch it.