The existing Google Drive App for macOS will be removed from all staff laptops and desktops at the end of March as it is being replaced by a new app called Google File Stream.
In order to prepare for the change over, there are a few things that you will need to do before the app is removed.
1) Synchronise the existing Google Drive folder
The Google Drive app will have created a folder on your laptop or desktop computer.
In the menu bar (across the top of your screen) you will see a Google drive icon. The images below show the different states of the app.
Syncing has been paused, click the icon then click the three dots, choose Resume to complete syncing.
Sync in progress. You will see this icon constantly changing colour when syncing takes place. Click the icon to view progress.
This is either that your Google Drive password has changed and requires logging in to continue syncing or the original Google Drive Folder on your device has been moved or renamed and syncing cannot continue. Click the icon to login or to locate the Google drive folder on your device.
Syncing is complete. Click the icon to expand it to confirm.
2) Sign out of the app
Now that syncing is complete, please log out of the app. Click the Google Drive icon on the menu bar then click the three dots then Preferences
Click the Account tab, click Disconnect account then Disconnect on the next popup box.
Warning: The old Google Drive app has now stopped syncing, do not place any more files or folders in the Google drive folder as shown below. These will not be synced to the cloud.
It is recommended that you now place this folder in the trash.
Any new uploads must now take place using the new Files Stream app as shown below.
For more details of how to sign in to Google File Stream and start using it, please click here: Google Drive File Stream