Access your Drive files with Google File Stream

With Google Drive File Stream, you can access all all of your Google My Drive and Team Drive files directly from your computer without having to open a browser. You can also select files to make available for offline use for when you don’t have an internet connection.

When you install Drive File Stream on your computer, it creates a drive in Windows Explorer named Google Drive File Stream. All of your My Drive and Team Drive files will appear there. You can transfer files between your computer and Drive or browse and organize your Drive files right in Windows Explorer.



The File Stream app also allows you to open files directly within applications like Microsoft Word. When you click File > Open, just browse to the Google File Stream Drive to locate your file.

If you used the old Google Drive Desktop App, you may have received a notification that it would no longer work after May 12, 2018. Google File Stream is a recommended replacement for the Google Drive Desktop App. Another option …

Google Drive

This Quick Byte is a little different, it is a video demo! Watch it, check out the advanced tips below, do the "Try it!" activity, and let us know what you think!


Quick Byte: Google Drive from Extension Quick Bytes on Vimeo.

Some further Google Drive tips:
More Resources:
The Google Drive FAQ
A Google Drive Quick Guide

Try it!
Here is a google doc that is set to "anyone with the link" can edit. Go ahead and try it out--be sure to practice checking the revision history.

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