Files Stream Drive

Drive File Stream is a Mac and Windows app that lets enterprise users access files stored in Google’s cloud on demand, and it’s now being renamed to “Google Drive for desktop.”.

Follow the steps below to install and access Google Drive File Stream on a Windows machine:


Drive File Stream is a new way to access all of your organization’s Google Drive files,including Team Drives, directly from your Mac or PC, without taking up space on your hard drive. Drive File Stream doesn’t require you to download your files first in order to access them from your computer. Instead, when you need to view or edit a file, it automatically streams from the cloud, on-demand. Drive File Stream enables: Access, search and manage files on-demand from your computer in seconds. Drive File Stream is a convenient way to save space on your computer, especially if you work on many shared folders that you don't need to keep on your computer. Drive File Stream allows you to. If you have a G Suite for Education account or any other paid G Suite account you are able to install Google Drive File Stream on your computer. Access Google Drive with a free Google account (for personal use) or Google Workspace account (for business use).


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  1. Do you currently have Google Drive Sync installed? If the answer is yes, go to step 2. If the answer is no, skip step 2 and go to step 3.
  2. Uninstall Google Drive Sync.
  3. Open Google Drive and select 'Download Drive File Stream for Windows' under Settings.
  4. Select the 'Download for Windows' blue button.
  5. The DriveFileStream.exe is now in Downloads and can be used to install File Stream. Execute (Open) the file.
  6. Sign in to Google Drive.
  7. Allow Drive File Stream to use the information listed.
  8. The process should take a couple of minutes, and you have successfully installed Google Drive File Stream.


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You can access File Stream from the Task Bar or inside the Windows File Explorer.

Launch from the Task Bar

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Launch from File Explorer

Working offline

File Stream allows end users to work offline. To work offline right mouse click on a folder or file and select Drive File Stream, Available Offline.


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Complete instructions can be found under Google Drive Help - Use work or school files on your computer with Drive File Stream.