What is Google Drive File Stream? Drive File Stream is basically a kind of Sync tool for desktop or we can say it is a replacement or alternative for the Backup and Sync app. This tool is mainly developed for G Suite users which means all the new features & functionalities of G Suite are integrated with this new program. How to access google drive stream if it is missing or inaccessible from file explorer. Beside the G: drive in file explorer, this is how to st. Stream Drive files directly from the cloud to your Mac or PC, freeing up disk space and network bandwidth. Any changes you or your collaborators make are automatically updated and synced, so you’ll.
Google Drive is an application that allows you to access all of your Google Drive files on demand, directly from your computer without having to synchronize your entire drive or shared drive (saving storage space on your device). With Google Drive, you can access files in your both own Drive and Shared Drives. With Google Drive, your files are stored on the cloud instead of your computer and any changes you make are automatically synchronized with the cloud for quick easy access from any device that supports Google Drive (including mobile phones, tablets, other computers, or the web).
If you have a university-provided computer, Google Drive should already be installed. If it's not installed or to install for your personal Mac or PC, follow the instructions below.
To download, choose your respective platform:
On your computer, open:
Follow the on-screen instructions. Login using your EWU NetID/SSO username and password (use [email protected] for both faculty/staff and students). Select Allow on the permissions prompt.
Windows: Windows 7 and up. Windows Server 2012 and up.
Mac: El Capitan (10.11) and up. For High Sierra (10.13) or newer, follow these additional steps:
Drive File supports Microsoft Outlook version 2010 or greater.
Drive File supports Microsoft Outlook on Windows only.
Once Google Drive is installed, a folder called Google Drive will appear on the left in Finder or File Explorer. You will also find the Drive Menu in a different place, depending on what computer you use. On Windows, look for the icon at the bottom right of your screen. On macOS, look at the top right of your screen. Your computer's Google Drive folder will contain both your personal Google Drive and any Shared Drives you can access. The only difference between these files and any other file on your computer is that these files are not stored on your computer by default and any changes you make to them will automatically sync with your cloud storage.
You can install Google Drive on multiple computers and as long as they are all online, they will synchronize your files automatically between every computer.
For additional information about Google Drive, check out our FAQs.
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This article will show you how to install the Google Drive File Stream client on your work or personal Windows computer.
To install Google Drive File Stream on your work computer, we recommend that you use Software Center, which enables you to install software packages approved by the IT department without the need for administrator access to your computer. Just look for the Google Drive File Stream entry in the list of applications.
To install Google Drive File Stream on your personal computer, visit https://support.google.com/drive/answer/7329379 and click on the download for Windows button. After the installer has downloaded to your computer's drive, launch it and follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the Google Drive File Stream client.
If you would like to learn more about how to use Google Drive File Stream and Google Drive on the web, please consult the PDF attached to this article entitled Getting Started with Google Drive, or contact your Computing Coordinator to schedule a training appointment.