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==Desktop Apps==
 
==Desktop Apps==
Google currently offers two desktop apps for Windows and macOS computers that can be downloaded here:
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Google currently offers a single unified app to interact with Drive that can be downloaded here (Windows/macOS):
 
* Google Drive for Desktop: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/7329379
 
* Google Drive for Desktop: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/7329379
* Google Drive Backup and Sync: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2374987
 
  
The key difference between these two apps at the moment is that Drive for Desktop provides on-demand streaming of files stored in your Drive to your desktop, whereas Drive Backup and Sync allows you to sync local folders from your desktop (such as Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc.) to Google Drive.
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If you previously used Google Drive Backup and Sync, please follow our migration steps [[Google Drive/Migrating from Backup and Sync to Drive for Desktop | here]].

Latest revision as of 17:03, 7 December 2021

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. At UMD, all current faculty, staff, and students have unlimited Google Drive storage when using their UMD-provided account.

Google's overarching documentation for Google Drive can be found here: https://support.google.com/drive/

Desktop Apps

Google currently offers a single unified app to interact with Drive that can be downloaded here (Windows/macOS):

If you previously used Google Drive Backup and Sync, please follow our migration steps here.