How do I set a Bates G Suite Drive File Stream file/folder to Offline Mode?

The G Suite Drive File Stream Desktop App does not function as the previous version of the G Suite Drive Desktop App. In the previous version of the G Suite Drive Desktop App, a copy of your Google Drive files/folders were kept on your computer’s hard drive and utilized some of your hard drive space. When you accessed a file/folder from the previous version of the G Suite Drive Desktop App, your files/folders were saved to your hard drive and then automatically synchronized to your Google Drive account. If you did not have access to the Internet, the local copy of your Google Drive files/folders were still accessible and would synchronize with your Google Cloud account once your computer had access to the Internet.

To optimize the space utilized on your computer’s hard drive, when you access a file/folder from your Google Drive account by using the G Suite Drive File Stream Desktop App, you access those files directly from your Google Drive account. If you anticipate in not having access to the Internet, but still would like to have access to certain files/folders, you will need to set those files to be available in an offline mode.

Setting G Suite Drive File Stream Files/Folders to Offline Mode:

  • Open your G Suite Drive File Stream Folder, by clicking on the G Suite Drive File Steam icon from the Notification area of your computer, or double-click on the Google Drive icon from your computer’s Desktop
    • If you click on the G Suite Drive File Stream icon from your computer’s Notification area, you will then need to click on the folder icon to view your files

  • Right-click the file or folder you want to make accessible in an offline mode
  • Click Drive File Stream 
  • Click Available offline

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