G Suite File Stream

On the top right, click on the G Suite Application Launcher box and click on the Drive icon From the G Suite Drive window, click on the Settings gear From the drop-down menu, click on Download Drive File Stream for (Windows/Mac) You may be redirected to a Google Drive Help web page. In this video, we will install Google Drive File Stream in the computer. This feature is only on G Suite Google Account. The pricing of G Suite edition can b. Google today announced the launch of new desktop application for Google Drive users, called Drive File Stream, which is now available to G Suite customers.

Note: Drive File Stream is only available for G Suite accounts (for education and other organisations). If you want to easily work with non-Google files in a consumer Google account, please read our article on Getting started with Google Drive Backup and Sync.

With Google Drive File Stream, the contents of your Google Drive appears on your Mac like a regular drive.Unlike Google Backup & Sync (and the old Google Drive app), the files are not all copied to your computer. This saves a lot of space on your drive and almost eliminates sync errors. File Stream is only available for Google Apps G-Suite users. For regular Google accounts (Gmail), use Google Backup & Sync.

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Look for Google Drive File Stream in your Mac’s top menu bar. It’s a white triangle inside a dark square. If it’s there, skip to Accessing Files below.


Configuring Google Drive File Stream the first time

Google Drive File Stream may already be installed on your computer. Click Launchpad (rocket icon) and look for Google Drive File Stream. Or click the Finder desktop, click the Go menu at the top of the screen and choose Applications. The app must include the words File Stream. If you found it, open and skip to 3 below.

  1. Need to download Google Drive File Stream? Click this link to sign into your Google account and download.
  2. Follow the steps toinstall from a disk image download. You’ll open the installer icon that looks like a package.
  3. Open Google Drive File Stream from the Launchpad or Applications folder (see above).
  4. Was a system extension blocked? Click Open Security Preferences (or click the Apple menu, choose System Preferences and Security & Privacy). Click Allow. Now restart the computer and open Google Drive File Stream from the Launchpad or Applications folder again.
  5. Click the Google Drive File Stream icon in the top menu bar and sign into Google Drive with your email address and password.
  6. Google Drive is added to the desktop. You can also add it to the dock – just drag it from the desktop to the right side of the dock near the trash.

Accessing files in your Google Drive

  1. Click the Google Drive icon in the menu bar, desktop or sidebar. Can’t find it? Click the Launcher (rocket icon), then open Google Drive File Stream (make sure it says File Stream). If you have trouble, see Configuring the first time above.
  2. Your files are inside My Drive, which is in the Google Drive icon. Copy files & folders to your Google Drive and they are uploaded. You can then delete the original copies. Create folders inside and organize just like any drive. You may also save files directly to Google Drive from any application – it’s a drive in the left side bar of open & save windows.
  3. Folders with a cloud icon are available as long as you’re online. Files will be automatically downloaded when you open them, and uploaded when you save.
  4. Need to access files when you don’t have internet? You can choose folders for offline-access. Hold the Control key and click a folder inside your Google Drive. Choose Drive File Stream and Available Offline. Any changes you (or others) make will not be updated until you’re connected to the internet again. Be selective about which files/folders you make available offline.
  5. Collaborate with Shared Folders. When you add items to a folder, they’re shared with other people. Be careful: removing items may delete them from other people’s computers & devices. You’ll need to sign into Google Drive on the web and add shared folders to your drive. Learn how to share folders.
  6. Google Drive Docs are special icons that open in a web browser so you can edit Google Docs, Sheets & Slides on the web.


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Missing shared folders? If your Google Drive folder doesn’t show items other people have shared with you, you may need to log into Google Drive on the web and add them to your drive. See Google Drive collaboration for details.

There’s so much you can do with Google Drive. If you sometimes use Windows, install the Google Drive app on your PC. It’s also an easy way to share files between your computer, iPhone and iPad.

Learn more about using Google apps with a Mac.

File Stream Drive

Launched in July, Backup and Sync is Google’s consumer sync client aimed mostly at regular consumers, replacing Google Drive for Mac/PC. At the same time, Google also developed a client that was especially suited for enterprise needs. After months of testing, the specialized Drive File Stream app is now launching.

Drive File Stream is different from Backup and Sync in that it does not store data locally. Rather, all files — including My Drive and Team Drives — are streamed on demand. While users can browse using their native file browser (Finder on macOS and Explorer on Windows), files are only downloaded upon opening.

While Backup and Sync works for G Suite users, Drive File Stream may be better suited. For businesses, this solution minimizes the amount of company data stored on local hard drives, while also freeing up disk space and network bandwidth involved in downloading and then syncing files to and from the cloud.

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This launch will officially deprecate the old Google Drive for Mac/PC. Starting in October, those users will begin seeing warnings, with support ending December 11th. On March 12, 2018, it will be completely shut down.

Drive File Stream launched to early adopters in March and is launching to all G Suite customers later this month on September 26th. However, it can be downloaded today if enabled by your administrator.

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