Mac Drive File Stream

Essential Step: In the Privacy tab, scroll down in the left column until you are in the 'Full Disk Access' section. You need to unlock the padlock, enter your mac keychain password, then click the '+' button in the right side to add Drive File Stream.app, as well as every app that might be trying to access files within your Google Drive folders. So I added Preview, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Preview, Google Docs, and Google Sheets. This video will show users how to change over from Google Drive to Drive File Stream on a Mac.

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).


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.

Requires


Download and Install


To download, choose your respective platform:



On your computer, open:

Stream


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


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.

File stream for mac

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.

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


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).


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.
Mac Drive File Stream
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).

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