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Google’s Drive File Stream renamed to Google Drive for Desktop

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Google has renamed the Drive File Stream application to Google Drive for Desktop. The functionality is exactly the same, where signing in to Google Drive for Desktop allows you to access the files and folders in your My Drive, and any Shared drives you have access to, from within the operating system’s (i.e. Windows 10 or macOS) built-in file manager, alleviating you from having to use a web browser, which can be cumbersome to use with Drive.

Google Drive for Desktop is still mapped to the Q drive in Windows and you will now see a Google Drive application icon in the Start menu, replacing the Drive File Stream application icon.

macOS will have a GoogleDrive icon on the desktop and in the Locations section of a Finder window and a Google Drive application in the Applications folder, replacing the Drive File Stream application.

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