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Google Drive: This is the new desktop client – can stream files instead of copying them now

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With Google Drive You can easily upload any files and folders to the cloud and organize them there with the usual configurations. However, Google has not revealed the benefit of a similar framework for many years, and this is just the beginning Google Drive for desktop Now it finally changes. The new app, which will be released in the coming weeks, not only streams the drive file, but also offers a completely different integration with Windows and Mac OS.


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Google Drive is a strong platform whose roots go back to 2006, when Google acquired the online word processor Wrightly (yes, this blog already existed) for the first time being able to store files in the cloud. Today it is a core product used for file management with many Google applications integrated, but Google Drive is also used for WhatsApp backup, Android backup and some other popular applications.

Usually, users load and organize Google Drive directly into the browser or via the Android application. The tried and tested folder policy for the company can be used: files are stored in folders, which can be cached as deep as needed. This not only provides users with custom organizational options, but also creates synchronous compatibility, however, it is not yet fully exploited.

The new product “Google Drive for Desktop” comes into operation after it was announced that backup and sync, which had been a dream in terms of functionality and design, had been discontinued. It can already be downloaded and used without any problems, how it works and you will get live download links On this page.

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Google Drive streams files
‘S great strength Google Drive for desktop Is the “Google Drive File Stream”. This has long been known to workplace users and is now introduced only to all private users. This means the files can only be changed when the user needs them – they are almost streamlined. The best thing about it is that, as a user, you don’t even notice it in the best situation.

The entire Google Drive content is integrated into Windows Explorer (and Mac) as data is fully available. However, these are only shadow copies listed, but they are not stored in the local archive. Once a file is needed, it is downloaded and opened in the background. If the files are small, this can happen very quickly in the background, and the difference is rarely noticed. If the contents of the file are changed, the change will be automatically saved in the cloud and the downloaded copy will be deleted again.

Google Drive does a good job of this process for the first time, which is not comparable to the Google Drive uploader or backup and sync at the time. Backup and sync provided the option to sync selected Google Drive folders with the local driver folder. However, this means that all data must be stored locally on the computer. So you basically need twice as much storage space. The worst implementation is now finally replaced.

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But not only does Google Drive bring the file stream to the desktop, it also changes the integrated system. Instead of the selected folder as before, it now has its own virtual drive. It is by default given to the appropriate letter G, but can be exchanged for any other letter that is not used. So this is finally a real “G drive” in the truest sense of the word, which works just as one would expect.

Everything seems more convenient now than ever before, suddenly you can access files that are not even stored on the computer. Previously, this was only possible if the file had already been downloaded to the system. So, if you want to save hundreds of gigabytes in Google Drive and have full access, you can only do so after a long download of extravagance and heavily loaded local memory.


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But as convenient as all of these are, of course there is one drawback: the files are not stored locally on the computer, they are only available in the cloud. If you do not have Internet access, you will not be able to access your files – such as a currently unavailable network driver. This is definitely a common danger in the cloud, however, as it has close contact in Windows Explorer can be forgotten very quickly and thus explode even more.

Make the files available offline
But Google Drive for desktop also has a solution: you can make any file available offline using the context menu. If you select this option, the file will be downloaded, stored permanently in local memory, and further synced if changes are made. An icon always shows you the status of the file. The cloud is synced with the local file cloud and the green tick file is available offline.

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Try the new app. For backup and sync users, this is a change in the beginning, but something that is easily achieved and does not want to go back after a short time. For me, this is the Google Drive desktop app I have been wanting to use for years, and I think a lot of users feel the same way.

Incidentally, Google Photos will be integrated into this client soon, but despite the announced update I have not seen anything yet.

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