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