• Migrating to Google Drive File Stream

    Why are we migrating to using Google Drive?

    • Storing files in Google Drive allows the greatest flexibility for users in terms of access and collaboration

    How can I better understand how to access and use Google Drive File Stream?

    • Review the summary FAQ's below
    • Access the links on the left for more detailed information 
    • Use the link to submit any questions that you have!

    What is Drive File Stream?

    • Drive File Stream is the feature that allows you to access all your files stored in Google Drive from your computer as well "in the cloud" through a browser

    How does it work?

    With Drive File Stream, you can:

    • Quickly see all your Google Drive files in File Explorer (including Team Drives)
    • Browse and organize Google Drive files without downloading all of them to your computer
    • Have the option make some files and folders available offline
    • Open files in common applications like Microsoft Office

    What does that look like for FCUSD Staff?

    • This functionality allows FCUSD staff to transition to using their Google Drive to store and manage all the files that have been stored in our G Drives and I Drives
    • Installing Google Drive File Stream on your computer creates a location where you can save and manage files that will sync with your Google Drive
    • It allows you to access files "in the cloud" through a browser and on your computer in the same manner as you have used your G and I Drives
    • Below is an example of what it looks like when you choose to save a file after Google Drive File Stream is installed
      • Drive File Stream shows as a new drive "H" and you can select it as the location to save files

    Saving to Google Drive File Stream