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Comparison Backup and Sync / Drive File Stream

Comparison of Google Drive File Stream and Google Backup and Sync

As of May 12, 2018 the Google Drive desktop client will be replaced with two new sharing/storage services, Google Backup and Sync and Google Drive File Stream.  The graph below shows the differences between Backup and Sync and Drive File Stream.

  • Google Backup and Sync.  This service syncs and stores content locally on your computer.  Download
  • Google Drive File Stream.  This service streams all files and folders from the cloud.  You can only use this service with your UCR account.  Download

 View step-by-step details if you need instructions for transitioning from the Drive client to the new services.


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