The New Google Drive Will Make It Easier to Sync Your Desktop Files

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The New Google Drive Will Make It Easier to Sync Your Desktop Files
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In order to better manage files for both home users and enterprise needs, Google is introducing the new Drive app, which is slated to merge and replace the features of the outgoing Drive File Stream and Backup and Sync apps.

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In a recent blog post, Google explained that the new Drive app is designed to be a unified client that lets you share and sync your files quickly and easily across all your devices and in the cloud. For the past few years, home users have relied on the Backup and Sync app for syncing and uploading files (which replaced the previous Drive app back in 2017/2018), while businesses relied on the Drive File Stream app to manage commercial storage needs.

Now, Google is looking to streamline its storage solutions with the new Drive app, which will replace both of its existing home and enterprise apps with a single piece of software, with support for both Windows PCs and Macs.

Google says the new Drive will incorporate all the best features of its previous solutions including the ability to upload and sync photos and videos to Google Photos and/or Google Drive, sync external storage devices with data from the cloud, and mirror content between the cloud and your local devices, so any potentially important files will be faster and easier to access.