Start Updating google desktop

Updating google desktop

And on the enterprise side, Google has rolled out Drive File Stream, which saves space on your local drive while providing access to “all of your Google Drive files on demand, directly from your computer.” It’s a much more elegant and integrated approach.

For most people the Backup and Sync option is probably it, though power users have complained about its lack of support for NAS drives.

The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post.

Support will be cut off on December 11th and the app will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018.

After you've finished the installation, double-check that the app is syncing the folders you want it to.

If you've never tried putting any kind of Google Drive software on your computer, give it a go: The new tool will automatically sync folders of your choice up to the web, as long as you have enough cloud storage space for them.

Users who are still running the Drive app will start seeing notifications in October that it’s “going away,” and the company will steer customers towards one of two replacements depending on whether they’re a consumer or business user. You can still access it from the web, smartphone apps, and either of the software options mentioned below.

Google now has two fairly new software tools for backing up your data and/or accessing files in the cloud.

If you've never heard of these, don't fret—they're not essential to the Google Drive experience.