Drive File Stream Macos

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I need to know where to find the shared drives of Google Drive File Stream on macOS. When the app is running, a symbolic link to the virtual drive is created in the users home folder (/Google Drive File Stream). This link points to /Volumes/GoogleDrive. At that folder, two user visible folders are shown: Gedeelde drives (English: Shared drives).

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Nov 18, 2020 As clear from the above comments, users are getting a “Drive File Stream requires your approval” prompt upon opening up the Google Drive app, soon after installation. The prompt then directs users to System Preferences Security & Privacy. However, within it, the option to grant the approval doesn’t appear. A screenshot of the prompt. May 20, 2019 Perform the following steps in order to allow Google Drive File Stream to work properly: Click Open Security Preferences. (Or, open System Preferences Security Preferences.). In the Security and Privacy Menu, click the General tab. Enable the radio button for “Allow apps downloaded from: App Store and Identified Developers.” Click the Privacy tab. Verify that Google Drive File Stream is listed under “Allow the apps below to control your computer,” and that the checkbox is enabled.


To access your G: drive you open up file explorer to show all of your drives:
Shortcut: Press Windows Key + E to bring up the explorer window.

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Or you can Click on the Start Menu on the bottom left


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Your G: drive will be shown here (along with the X drive which you might have used previously):

If the window opens up the quick access menu, click on the 'This PC' option on the left hand column to show your connected drives:

Now if you're in Word for example, you can choose to save your files to any folder/sub-folder within the G: folder on your system and it will automatically save to your Google Drive.
NOTE:Anything you delete in this Google Drive folder on your computer will delete from your google drive as well!
Any files you open in Google Drive this way, will open in their native app, and when you save the changes, they'll automatically be saved in the same location (just like if the file was on your system).File


Macos File Sync

How do I use Drive File Stream on a MacOS:

Your Google Drive will be shown on the left hand column:

Now if you're in Word for example, you can choose to save your files to any folder/sub-folder within the 'Google Drive' folder on your system and it will automatically save to your Google Drive.
NOTE:Anything you delete in this Google Drive folder on your computer will delete from your google drive as well!
Any files you open in Google Drive this way, will open in their native app, and when you save the changes, they'll automatically be saved in the same location (just like if the file was on your system).

from https://fgsd.jitbit.com/helpdesk/KB/View/20193712-how-do-i-use-drive-file-stream

Google introduced 2 new tools last year, Backup and Sync and Drive File Stream, which replaced the original Google Drive Sync desktop app that long-time syncers would be familiar with.

Google Drive Sync basically mapped a 'Google Drive' folder on your local filesystem that was (you guessed it) synced to your Google Drive.

That method of syncing went away with the release of Backup and Sync & Drive File Stream.

Bring back the dedicated 'Google Drive sync folder' with Insync, a superpowered syncing client on Windows, Linux and macOS.

Here's how:

This happens during the Insync setup process -- Windows, Linux and macOS.

In this case, the folder name will be the account name 'alex.syncs @ gmail.com':

Choose the cloud files you want to see locally on the Insync interface.

Sync all files, just some or no files at all. The app shows you all your Google Drive files:

See and use your synced files in your mapped Google Drive folder.

Add more files in the folder to sync them up to Google Drive.

Screenshot is macOS but it works similarly on Windows and Linux:

Like what you see? Download Insync 👍