UW-Madison Google Workspace - Download and configure Google Drive File Stream

The following document explains how to download, install, and configure Google Drive File Stream.
  1. Click on the link below to download Google Drive File Stream on your desktop.

  2. Depending on which operating system you have, choose either

    • Download for Windows
    • Download for Mac

  3. On your computer, open:

    • Windows: DriveFileStream.exe
    • Mac: DriveFileStream.dmg

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  5. If you use Drive File Stream on macOS High Sierra

    • Open Drive File Stream.
    • At the top left, go to Apple menu and then System Preferences and then Security & Privacy.
    • Next to "System software from developer "Google, Inc." was blocked from loading," click Allow.
  6. Google Drive File Stream is now configured on your desktop.


If you run into issues with the Google Drive File Stream application, you can view troubleshootings steps here.

KeywordsWin windows Mac Mactintosh apple Google Workspace apps drive configure configuring downloading uw madison setup windows xp vista 7 8 10 wisc file stream backup sync   Doc ID28362
OwnerChristina G.GroupUW Google Apps
Created2013-01-29 15:20:17Updated2021-11-30 10:43:41
SitesDoIT Help Desk, Google Apps
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