How do I install and use Google Drive (formerly File Stream)?
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Modified on: Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 11:51 AM
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).
Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for.
- 1 Photos and videos uploaded in original quality will count towards your Google Account storage. Google allows you to use 15 GB of free Google online storage, and a paid subscription may be required if you exceed this amount.
- Google Drive for your Mac/PC Google Drive on your Mac/PC can only be connected to one Google Account at a time. If you want to use Google Drive for your Mac/PC with a different account, disconnect.
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.
Download and Install
To download, choose your respective platform:
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On your computer, open:
- GoogleDrive.exe on Windows
- GoogleDrive.dmg on Mac
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:
- Open Drive File Stream.
- At the top left of your screen, go to Apple menuand then System Preferences and then Security & Privacy and then General.
- Next to 'System software from developer 'Google, Inc.' was blocked from loading,' click Allow.
Microsoft Outlook requirements
Drive File supports Microsoft Outlook version 2010 or greater.
Drive File supports Microsoft Outlook on Windows only.
Using Google Drive
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.
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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.
Using Google Drive File Stream
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.