Install Google File Stream

How do I install and use Google Drive (formerly File Stream)?

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).


At the initial install, File Stream will offer a few tips on how to use it. Once the sync is complete, you can open your Google Drive folder from your computer. In the future, you can find Team Drives near your other drives such as the C: drive. Store, share, and access your files and folders from any mobile device, tablet, or computer—and your first 15GB of storage are free. Go to Google Drive Teams.

Open Google Drive and select 'Download Drive File Stream for Windows' under Settings. Select the 'Download for Windows' blue button. The DriveFileStream.exe is now in Downloads and can be used to install File Stream. Execute (Open) the file.

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:



On your computer, open:


  • GoogleDrive.exe on Windows
  • GoogleDrive.dmg on Mac


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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.


System Requirements

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:


  1. Open Drive File Stream.
  2. At the top left of your screen, go to Apple menuand then System Preferences and then Security & Privacy and then General.
  3. 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.


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.

Install

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Can’t download and install Google File Stream, even after a reboot. If after a reboot, you receive the error, try the solution listed here. It’s what worked for me.


Error

“A partially deleted previous installation was detected. You must reboot your machine before you can install this product.”


Solution

#1 – In C:Program Files or C:Program Files (x86), search and delete folders that have “DriveFS” or “Drive File Stream” in the name.

#2 – Do the same at this location: %USERPROFILE%AppDataLocalGoogle

#3 – Delete reg key contents in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001ControlSession Manager value: PendingFileRenameOperations

#4 – Delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWOW6432NodeGoogleUpdateClientState{6BBAE539-2232-434A-A4E5-9A33560C6283}

#5 – Search and delete registry keys for googledrivefs (googledrivefs2713 in my case)
* This is to remove references to the fs drivers.

#6 – Search and remove these files from your computer:
– googledrivefs2713.cat
– googledrivefs2713.inf
– googledrivefs2713.sys

* You may need to reboot after all deletions have been completed

Notes

Silent Uninstall

C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream31.0.13.0uninstall –silent –force_stop
* requires reboot : adds deleteonreboot to C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream

Registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstall{6BBAE539-2232-434A-A4E5-9A33560C6283}

Logs

C:Users%username%AppDataLocalGoogleDriveFSLogs
C:Users%username%AppDataLocalTemp

Install Location (7 Folders, 189 Files, 247 MB)

C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream

Launch command from the setup

START “No Title” /b “C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream31.0.13.0GoogleDriveFS.exe” –options=yAIA

Reg keys and drivers that get applied during setup

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{CFE8B367-77A7-41D7-9C90-75D16D7DC6B6}, , GoogleDrivePinnedOverlayIconHandler

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{CFE8B367-77A7-41D7-9C90-75D16D7DC6B6}TypeLib, , {E27EC053-3263-4908-8ECD-5AFDFB754728}

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{CFE8B367-77A7-41D7-9C90-75D16D7DC6B6}Version, , 1.0

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{CFE8B367-77A7-41D7-9C90-75D16D7DC6B6}InProcServer32, , C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream31.0.13.0drivefsext.dll

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{CFE8B367-77A7-41D7-9C90-75D16D7DC6B6}InProcServer32, ThreadingModel, Apartment

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{A8E52322-8734-481D-A7E2-27B309EF8D56}, , GoogleDriveCloudOverlayIconHandler

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{A8E52322-8734-481D-A7E2-27B309EF8D56}TypeLib, , {E27EC053-3263-4908-8ECD-5AFDFB754728}

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{A8E52322-8734-481D-A7E2-27B309EF8D56}Version, , 1.0

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{A8E52322-8734-481D-A7E2-27B309EF8D56}InProcServer32, , C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream31.0.13.0drivefsext.dll

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{A8E52322-8734-481D-A7E2-27B309EF8D56}InProcServer32, ThreadingModel, Apartment

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{C973DA94-CBDF-4E77-81D1-E5B794FBD146}, , GoogleDriveProgressOverlayIconHandler

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{C973DA94-CBDF-4E77-81D1-E5B794FBD146}TypeLib, , {E27EC053-3263-4908-8ECD-5AFDFB754728}

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{C973DA94-CBDF-4E77-81D1-E5B794FBD146}Version, , 1.0

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{C973DA94-CBDF-4E77-81D1-E5B794FBD146}InProcServer32, , C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream31.0.13.0drivefsext.dll

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{C973DA94-CBDF-4E77-81D1-E5B794FBD146}InProcServer32, ThreadingModel, Apartment

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{EE15C2BD-CECB-49F8-A113-CA1BFC528F5B}, , DriveFS ContextMenu Handler

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{EE15C2BD-CECB-49F8-A113-CA1BFC528F5B}TypeLib, , {E27EC053-3263-4908-8ECD-5AFDFB754728}

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{EE15C2BD-CECB-49F8-A113-CA1BFC528F5B}Version, , 1.0

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19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{EE15C2BD-CECB-49F8-A113-CA1BFC528F5B}InProcServer32, , C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream31.0.13.0drivefsext.dll

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{EE15C2BD-CECB-49F8-A113-CA1BFC528F5B}InProcServer32, ThreadingModel, Apartment

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{8AD5CECD-DF0D-41C3-BA21-1E22114CC73C}, , DriveFS Thumbnail Provider

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{8AD5CECD-DF0D-41C3-BA21-1E22114CC73C}TypeLib, , {E27EC053-3263-4908-8ECD-5AFDFB754728}

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{8AD5CECD-DF0D-41C3-BA21-1E22114CC73C}Version, , 1.0

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{8AD5CECD-DF0D-41C3-BA21-1E22114CC73C}InProcServer32, , C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream31.0.13.0drivefsext.dll

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{8AD5CECD-DF0D-41C3-BA21-1E22114CC73C}InProcServer32, ThreadingModel, Apartment

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(280): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{8AD5CECD-DF0D-41C3-BA21-1E22114CC73C}, DisableProcessIsolation, 1

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerShellIconOverlayIdentifiers GoogleDrivePinnedOverlayIconHandler, , {CFE8B367-77A7-41D7-9C90-75D16D7DC6B6}

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerShellIconOverlayIdentifiers GoogleDriveCloudOverlayIconHandler, , {A8E52322-8734-481D-A7E2-27B309EF8D56}

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerShellIconOverlayIdentifiers GoogleDriveProgressOverlayIconHandler, , {C973DA94-CBDF-4E77-81D1-E5B794FBD146}

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClasses*shellexContextMenuHandlersDriveFS 28 or later, , {EE15C2BD-CECB-49F8-A113-CA1BFC528F5B}

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesDirectoryshellexContextMenuHandlersDriveFS 28 or later, , {EE15C2BD-CECB-49F8-A113-CA1BFC528F5B}

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19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesDirectoryBackgroundshellexContextMenuHandlersDriveFS 28 or later, , {EE15C2BD-CECB-49F8-A113-CA1BFC528F5B}

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesDriveFSExtensionLib.Connect.1, , Drive Outlook Add-in Provider

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesDriveFSExtensionLib.Connect.1CLSID, , {F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesDriveFSExtensionLib.Connect, , Drive Outlook Add-in Provider

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesDriveFSExtensionLib.ConnectCurVer, , DriveFSExtensionLib.Connect.1

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(299): Set registry key successfully for 64 bit: SoftwareClassesCLSID{F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}, , Drive Outlook Add-in Provider

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(305): Set registry key successfully for 32 bit: SoftwareClassesCLSID{F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}, , Drive Outlook Add-in Provider

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(299): Set registry key successfully for 64 bit: SoftwareClassesCLSID{F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}TypeLib, , {E27EC053-3263-4908-8ECD-5AFDFB754728}

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(305): Set registry key successfully for 32 bit: SoftwareClassesCLSID{F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}TypeLib, , {E27EC053-3263-4908-8ECD-5AFDFB754728}

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(299): Set registry key successfully for 64 bit: SoftwareClassesCLSID{F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}Version, , 1.0

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(305): Set registry key successfully for 32 bit: SoftwareClassesCLSID{F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}Version, , 1.0

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(299): Set registry key successfully for 64 bit: SoftwareClassesCLSID{F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}InProcServer32, ThreadingModel, Apartment

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(305): Set registry key successfully for 32 bit: SoftwareClassesCLSID{F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}InProcServer32, ThreadingModel, Apartment

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesCLSID{F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}InProcServer32, , C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream31.0.13.0drivefsext.dll

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(299): Set registry key successfully for 64 bit: SoftwareClassesCLSID{F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}ProgId, , DriveFSExtensionLib.Connect.1

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(305): Set registry key successfully for 32 bit: SoftwareClassesCLSID{F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}ProgId, , DriveFSExtensionLib.Connect.1

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(299): Set registry key successfully for 64 bit: SoftwareClassesCLSID{F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}VersionIndependentProgId, , DriveFSExtensionLib.Connect

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(305): Set registry key successfully for 32 bit: SoftwareClassesCLSID{F1196F08-BAFE-4C9C-AEE7-71C69DA5B818}VersionIndependentProgId, , DriveFSExtensionLib.Connect

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(280): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareGoogleDriveFSIsFirstRunOfNewVersion, , 1

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesTypeLib{E27EC053-3263-4908-8ECD-5AFDFB754728}1.0, , DriveFSExtensionLib

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesTypeLib{E27EC053-3263-4908-8ECD-5AFDFB754728}1.0FLAGS, , 0

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesTypeLib{E27EC053-3263-4908-8ECD-5AFDFB754728}1.0HELPDIR, , C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream31.0.13.0

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(267): Set registry key successfully: SoftwareClassesTypeLib{E27EC053-3263-4908-8ECD-5AFDFB754728}1.00win64, , C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream31.0.13.0drivefsext.dll

19-09-04T16:29:32 I util.cc(466): Could not read registry value SOFTWAREGoogleDriveFS,DriverVersion: 2

19-09-04T16:29:32 I util.cc(294): Created directory C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File StreamDrivers

19-09-04T16:29:32 I util.cc(294): Created directory C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File StreamDrivers2713

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(513): Extracting driver version 2.713.1612.0 to C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File StreamDrivers2713

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(84): Finding resource 207

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(190): Cabinet written to C:Users%username%AppDataLocalTempGoogleDFSSetup_190904122932_9368.cab

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(195): Cabinet destination path is: C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File StreamDrivers2713

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(176): Cabinit info skipped.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(160): Extracting cabinet file: googledrivefs2713.cat (10705) to
C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File StreamDrivers2713googledrivefs2713.cat

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(174): Successfully extracted.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(160): Extracting cabinet file: googledrivefs2713.inf (1556) to
C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File StreamDrivers2713googledrivefs2713.inf

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(174): Successfully extracted.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(160): Extracting cabinet file: googledrivefs2713.sys (123736) to
C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File StreamDrivers2713googledrivefs2713.sys

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(174): Successfully extracted.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I driver_install.cc(318): Prepping to install driver googledrivefs2713 from C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File StreamDrivers2713googledrivefs2713.inf

19-09-04T16:29:32 I driver_install.cc(32): Sys file for driver googledrivefs2713 is in place.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I driver_install.cc(337): Driver .sys file is already present.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I driver_install.cc(341): Driver service does not exist. Creating service.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I driver_install.cc(343): Service created.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I driver_install.cc(353): Service is not yet running. Starting service.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(72): Created shortcut link at C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsDrive File Stream.lnk

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(72): Created shortcut link at C:Users%username%DesktopGoogle Docs.lnk

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(72): Created shortcut link at C:Users%username%DesktopGoogle Sheets.lnk

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(72): Created shortcut link at C:Users%username%DesktopGoogle Slides.lnk

19-09-04T16:29:32 I setup.cc(332): Setup successfully completed.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I util.cc(466): Could not read registry value .DEFAULTSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun,GoogleDriveFS: 2

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(626): Did not find an autolaunch entry to update for user .DEFAULT

19-09-04T16:29:32 I util.cc(466): Could not read registry value S-1-5-19SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun,GoogleDriveFS: 2

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(626): Did not find an autolaunch entry to update for user S-1-5-19

19-09-04T16:29:32 I util.cc(466): Could not read registry value S-1-5-20SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun,GoogleDriveFS: 2

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(626): Did not find an autolaunch entry to update for user S-1-5-20

19-09-04T16:29:32 I util.cc(466): Could not read registry value S-1-5-21-729355473-1286879909-800860556-5703585SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun,GoogleDriveFS: 2

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(626): Did not find an autolaunch entry to update for user S-1-5-21-729355473-1286879909-800860556-5703585

19-09-04T16:29:32 I util.cc(466): Could not read registry value S-1-5-21-729355473-1286879909-800860556-5703585_ClassesSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun,GoogleDriveFS: 2

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(626): Did not find an autolaunch entry to update for user S-1-5-21-729355473-1286879909-800860556-5703585_Classes

19-09-04T16:29:32 I util.cc(466): Could not read registry value S-1-5-18SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun,GoogleDriveFS: 2

19-09-04T16:29:32 I install.cc(626): Did not find an autolaunch entry to update for user S-1-5-18

19-09-04T16:29:32 I setup.cc(224): Notify Event GlobalGoogleDriveFSSafeRestart

19-09-04T16:29:32 I uninstall.cc(846): Cleaning old versions.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I uninstall.cc(849): Removed deprecated registry keys.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I uninstall_driver.cc(368): Dokan DLL found: C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream31.0.13.0dokan2713.dll

19-09-04T16:29:32 I uninstall_driver.cc(368): Dokan DLL found: C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File Stream31.0.13.0dokancc2713.dll

19-09-04T16:29:32 I uninstall_driver.cc(389): Driver found: C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File StreamDrivers2713googledrivefs2713.sys

19-09-04T16:29:32 I uninstall_driver.cc(398): C:Program FilesGoogleDrive File StreamDrivers2713googledrivefs2713.sys is being used.

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19-09-04T16:29:32 I uninstall.cc(907): Removed all unused drivers.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I driver_install.cc(363): Uninstalling driver googledrivefs205without INF.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I driver_install.cc(34): Sys file for driver googledrivefs205 not in place.

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19-09-04T16:29:32 I driver_install.cc(367): Driver is already uninstalled.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I uninstall.cc(913): Removed deprecated drivers.

19-09-04T16:29:32 I util.cc(466): Could not read registry value SOFTWAREGoogleUpdateClientState{6BBAE539-2232-434A-A4E5-9A33560C6283},ap: 2

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19-09-04T16:29:32 I omaha.cc(128): No channel