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FALL 2017: PLEASE NOTE THAT GOOGLE SYNC WILL NO LONGER BE SUPPORTED AND IS REPLACED BY GOOGLE DRIVE FILE STREAM. For more information, read this UPDATE.
 
Drive File Stream is an installable application that provides an easy way to preview and access all of your Drive files from your computer.

Consumes minimal disk space and network bandwidth
With Drive File Stream, you get the best of both worlds: files appear locally on your computer, but don't take up disk space. The latest file versions also appear immediately.

Easy access to Drive files from your computer
Access your files right from your desktop, just like any other local or network drive. Your Drive folders, Team Drives, and files appear like other files or folders.
Since all files are stored in the cloud, any changes you other collaborators make are automatically updated everywhere. So you are always working on the latest version.

Open files using your local apps
Files created using applications installed on your computer are seamlessly opened.  Just double-click to open the file and launch the application. 

Google Docs open in the browser
Google Docs and other G Suite files are opened and revised right in your browser. No download is required. Other files automatically download when you double click them and open in the connected applications on your computer.

The widget to install is here:
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Windows:
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