Google Apps @ Illinois, Drive File Stream
What is Google Drive File Stream? Can I use Drive File Stream with my Google Apps @ Illinois account?
What is Drive File Stream? Can I use File Stream with my Google Apps @ Illinois account?
The Drive File Stream application lets you stream My Drive files directly from the cloud, which in turn:
- Frees up disk space and network bandwidth
- Decreases sync time
- Minimizes the amount of company data stored on users’ hard drives
You can also make Drive files available for offline access. These cached files sync back to the cloud when you're online, so the latest version is available on all your devices.
Windows: Windows 7 and up. Windows Server editions are not supported.
Mac: El Capitan (10.11) and up.
For High Sierra (10.13), follow these steps:
Open Drive File Stream.
At the top left, go to Apple Menu > System Preferences > Security & Privacy.
Next to "System software from developer "Google, Inc." was blocked from loading," click Allow.
For more help and information about silent deployment for administrators:
Google Drive File Stream is a feature of Google Apps @ Illinois.
See here for more information: https://techservices.illinois.edu/services/google-apps-illinois/details
Can I still use the Google Drive for Mac/PC application?
Google discontinued support for the Google Drive for Mac/PC application on December 11, 2017.
Google has provided two new clients to replace Google Drive for Mac/PC, including Drive File Stream.
A comparison of the two solutions is available here: