How to install Google Drive File Stream for Windows or MacOS

How to install Google Drive File Stream for Windows or MacOS


With Google Drive File Stream you can use work or school files on your computer. Google Drive File Stream is a desktop application that allows you to quickly access all of your Google Drive files on demand, directly from your computer without losing precious drive space. With Google Drive File Stream, your files are stored on the cloud instead of your computer, and any changes you make are automatically synced with the cloud for quick, easy access anywhere you have an Internet connection. With Google Drive File Stream, you can:

  • Quickly see all your Google Drive files in Finder/Explorer (including Team Drives)

  • Browse and organize Google Drive files without downloading all of them to your computer.

  • Choose which files or folders you'd like to make available offline.

  • Open files in common apps like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop.


System Requirements:

  • Windows: Windows 7 and up. Windows Server editions are not supported.

  • Mac: El Capitan (10.11) and up. 

* You will need to have install permission on your machine for this to work. (For UA&P issued machines, please ask UA&P HelpDesk to help you install.)


1. Download File Stream to your computer and click the downloaded file to install it (instructions below the links).


Click here for Windows (202MB HD space required)

Click here for MacOS (143MB HD space required)


2A. Installation instructions for Windows (See 2B below on how to install on Mac)


1. Double-click on the file you downloaded from step. After a brief download, it'll present you with this screen. Please log in with your uap.asia email account and password to proceed with the installation:


2. When it finishes installing, you'll see this screen:


3. Click Close to proceed.

   You'll see this window pop up shortly:



4. Click on the right arrow on that pop-up to go through the presentation, or you can click on the X on the top right to close this window.


5. This installed a Google Drive File Stream 'drive' to your system. It's typically labelled as the G: drive (unless G: is already taken on your system, in which case it'll use the next available drive letter). You may close any windows that are currently open. It's recommended to reboot your system one time for Google Drive File Stream to work properly.


Click on this link for more information: How to use Drive File Stream



2B. Installation instructions for Mac (See 2A above on how to install on Windows)


1. After opening the file you downloaded, it'll present you with this screen. Please click on Continue


2. Please provide your Mac login password, then click on Install Software:

3. It'll then pop up with a Google Drive login window. Please use your uap.asia email to sign into the app:

4. If you see this pop up, just do the following instructions; otherwise, skip to step number 6.
5. Click on Open System Preferences. Then click on the Allow button near the bottom to authorize the app.
6. The installation is complete. You may close any windows that are currently open. It's recommended to reboot your system one time for File Stream to work properly.

Click on this link for more information: How to use Drive File Stream


Creation date: 4/30/2020 5:10 PM (vincenzo.cruz@uap.asia)      Updated: 4/30/2020 5:43 PM (vincenzo.cruz@uap.asia)