Google File Stream is a new way to access Google Drive files directly from your school laptop, without using up all your disk space. Unlike traditional file sync tools, Drive File Stream doesn’t require you to download your files first in order to access them from your computer. Instead, when you need to view or edit a file, it automatically streams from the cloud, on-demand. With Drive File Stream, your team will spend less time waiting for files to sync, no time worrying about disk space, and more time being productive.
Below are steps to sign in and use.
1. Upon computer startup and/or after clicking the File Stream icon in the taskbar, you will be prompted to login to Google with your email address (@stu.palcsmail.org).
2. You will be directed to login to PALCSchool with your username and password.
3. You will be asked to give File Stream permissions.
4. After allowing your Google Drive will be synced up with your File Stream application.
5. Clicking on the folder icon will open up a Windows Explorer window. There you will see your Google Drive File Stream "drive." Clicking on your My Drive icon will open your Google Drive.
Clicking on Google Drive format files (GDOC, GSHEET) will open in the browser.
Clicking on non-Google Drive Format files (.doc, .mp4) will open in an application on your computer.