Upgrade to Google Drive File Stream by May 12

Google Drive Desktop Sync for Mac/PC will be retired on May 12, 2018. You will need to install its replacement, Google Drive File Stream, if you wish to continue to sync your Google Drive files with your PC or Mac.

You can download and install Google Drive File Stream now by going to the Drive File Stream download page.

Google Drive File Stream lets you:

  • Access Google Drive files like a computer hard drive: Once installed, you'll see Google Drive mounted as a drive for Windows 7 and Windows 10 and under Devices in Finder on Macs, just like real hard drives.
  • Safely save files and free up disk space: With File Stream, your files look like they are on your computer, but they are actually stored safely in the cloud and then download again on demand. This lets you save space on your local hard drive and helps protect your files against data loss.
  • Access files offline: Choose which files or folders you would like to keep available offline by right-clicking the file or folder from your Google Drive folder and clicking Drive File Stream \> Available offline.
  • Sync to Google Team Drives: You can now browse and access all your Google Drive files, including files in Team Drive folders, which launched in April.

Note: Google has also recently released an app called Backup and Sync, which is a consumer product and will not work with UNLVMail or Rebelmail accounts.

For more information Google Drive File Stream, please visit the Google Drive Support page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Help Desk.