Google Drive Sync for Mac/PC Going Away - Get Drive File Stream
On May 12, the syncing tool Google Drive for Mac/PC will stop being supported by Google, at which time the application will stop syncing files between a person’s computer and their Google Drive account. Online Google Drive will not change and any files stored online will not be impacted.
ITS recommends you switch to Google Drive File Stream to continue accessing your Google Drive files on your computer.
What is Google Drive File Stream?
Google Drive File Stream allows you to see and find your files in Google Drive on your computer. You can:
- Save specific files and folders offline, including Team Drives.
- View and organize your files in your computer’s file system, such as:
- Explorer on Windows
- Finder on macOS
- Open files with apps installed on your computer, such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
- See all of your files in Google Drive without using storage space on your computer.
Switch from Google Drive for Mac/PC to Google Drive File Stream
STEP 1: UNINSTALL GOOGLE DRIVE FOR MAC/PC