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 …

Template Tips for Office and Google

If you work in a big organization like Extension people do, you're going to need to use the branding templates in your Office software once in a while. The video below walks you through some tips to make these custom templates easier to access and use. Plus a bonus tip--how to use templates in Google Drive!




I made this Quick Byte in response to a reader question. Be sure to ask us your questions on the blog or on our Twitter @UMNExtIT!

Note: Several readers pointed out that the "From Template" document type in Google Drive is not there by default. Thank you Karen for answering this question!

In Drive, click NEW > MORE > CONNECT MORE APPS and search for TEMPLATES. It's the Drive Template Gallery. Also available directly from https://from-template.appspot.com

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  1. When I tried to test the forms in Google Drive, I didn't have a "from template" option. I needed to add that app.

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    1. Thanks Bruce. I remember having to add the Templates app as well. In Drive, click NEW > MORE > CONNECT MORE APPS and search for TEMPLATES. It's the Drive Template Gallery. Also available directly from https://from-template.appspot.com

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  2. Is it possible to make a template/UMN branded graphic for a theme to use with Google Forms?

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    1. Hi Sarah, I've had good luck uploading an image (under "Color Pallet") that has some branding items in it, and then Google Forms changes the color pallet to match. I made a quick and dirty example: https://goo.gl/forms/uTNTR4OpJZgVjAtM2

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    2. Here is a link to the graphic I uploaded under Color Pallet, in case you want to try it! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KFGVp2lQpPZt3SYyAyz7cSozSYzafNQJiQ/view?usp=sharing

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