Understanding Google Drive for desktop


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Google Workspace - Drive for desktop

Google recommends Google Workspace's Drive for desktop (formerly Drive File Stream) as a method for syncing files and folders across multiple devices.

What is Drive for desktop? Drive for desktop is an application that runs on Windows or Mac that provides a cloud-centric implementation of Google Drive. In other words, it provides the same level of collaboration and access as Google Drive with the bonus of storing the documents in the cloud and streaming the contents to users rather than requiring them to maintain local copies that must be synced.

What is important about Drive for desktop? With Drive for desktop, you can

Do I have access to it? Yes, Drive for desktop is available now.

How do I install it? Follow this link to install the application.

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Configuring Drive for desktop 

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