Each year, people are creating more nội dung and using more devices khổng lồ access that content. So it’s more critical than ever to be able to lớn keep files, folders và photos safe, synced between devices, backed up & organized. To address this, in the coming weeks we’ll be rolling out a number of new features for Drive for desktop (Windows, macOS), our unified sync client that lets you easily sync your nội dung across all your devices and the cloud.

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Quickly sync và access content directly from PC or Mac 

While many people access Google Drive directly from their website browser or from thiết bị di động apps, some people prefer khổng lồ have access lớn their files & photos directly on their desktop, just like files that are stored locally on your device. Drive for desktop is an application for Windows và macOS that lets you quickly access content directly from your desktop, helping you easily access files & folders in a familiar location. Drive for desktop also automatically syncs local files to lớn the cloud in the background, which minimizes the time you need to spend waiting for files khổng lồ sync.

With Drive for desktop, you can access files directly from the cloud on your Mac or PC, which frees up your disk space & saves your network bandwidth. Because Drive files are stored in the cloud, any changes you or your collaborators make are automatically updated everywhere, & you’ll always have access to lớn the latest version.

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A unified, easy-to-use and faster sync client – for all users

Before launching Drive for desktop, we had two sync solutions available: Backup & Sync, which was built primarily for consumer users, & Drive file Stream, which was built for business users. Now, we're unifying these sync clients into the new Drive for desktop, bringing people the best và most used features from both Backup & Sync and Drive file Stream, including the ability to:

Upload and sync photos & videos khổng lồ Google Photos and/or Google Drive

Sync external storage devices to the cloud, including flash drives và external hard drives

Mirror Drive files on your desktop, which stores your files on your local device and enables quicker access khổng lồ your content


Transitioning khổng lồ Drive for desktop

In the coming weeks, Backup & Sync users will begin lớn see prompts asking them to lớn transition lớn Drive for desktop, which we recommend doing by September 2021. After this point, users will see an in-product notification notifying them they’ll need lớn transition to lớn continue syncing their files. For additional details on the transition from Backup và Sync to lớn Drive for desktop, please refer khổng lồ this Help Center article. 

You can learn more about the Drive for desktop transition for business users in this Google Workspace Updates aryannations88.com post.