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Google Drive File Stream

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Does not work on Server OS

This package was approved as a trusted package on 5/15/2019.

Access Drive files on Mac/PC faster, using less disk space

Introducing Drive File Stream — a new way to access all of your Google Drive files directly from your Mac or PC, 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.

Get your files in seconds with smarter offline access

With Drive File Stream, files you open are streamed directly from the cloud on-demand. You can also select files or folders that you want to access offline at anytime. The files that you are likely to work on from your Mac or PC become available in the background intelligently, making it much quicker to access them later.

Work with all the tools and apps you’re used to

With Drive File Stream, you can work with Drive files directly from the apps you're used to, like Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop. Any changes you make to files in those apps are saved automatically to Drive and can be accessed from any of your devices later.

Android Client | iOS Client

To install Google Drive File Stream, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install google-drive-file-stream

To upgrade Google Drive File Stream, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade google-drive-file-stream


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    . $toolsPath\helpers.ps1
    $packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    $softwareName = 'Google Drive File Stream'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url = ''
    $alreadyInstalled = (AlreadyInstalled -product $softwareName)
    # The following is implemented as Google Drive File Stream has its own update mechanism that moves the installation to a different directory.
    if ($alreadyInstalled -and ($env:ChocolateyForce -ne $true)) {
        Write-Output $(
            "Google Drive File Stream is already installed. " +
            'No need to download and re-install as it updates automatically.'
    else {  
        $packageArgs = @{
            packageName    = $packageName
            unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
            fileType       = 'exe'
            url            = $url
            softwareName   = 'Google Drive File Stream*'
            checksum       = '767d000bab31890fbb2a07152f8634519ed797f5e140cb6cee5154dec31946c0'
            checksumType   = 'sha256'
            silentArgs     = '--silent'
            validExitCodes = @(0)
        Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageArgs = @{
        packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
        softwareName   = 'google-drive-file-stream*'
        fileType       = 'exe'
        silentArgs     = '--silent'
        validExitCodes = @(0)
    $uninstalled = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
        $key | % { 
            $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
            if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
                $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
                $packageArgs['file'] = ''
            Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
        Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
        Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
        Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
        Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
        $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}
  • tools\helpers.ps1 Show
    function AlreadyInstalled() {
            [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
        $uninstallEntry = $(
            Get-ChildItem "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\" -Recurse | Get-ItemProperty | Where-Object DisplayName -eq $product
        $uninstallEntryWow64 = $(
            Get-ChildItem "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\" -Recurse | Get-ItemProperty | Where-Object DisplayName -eq $product
        if ($uninstallEntry -or $uninstallEntryWow64) {
            return $true
        return $false

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Google Inc.


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Google Drive File Stream 8924 Saturday, April 13, 2019 approved
Google Drive File Stream 6583 Thursday, March 14, 2019 approved
Google Drive File Stream 14048 Sunday, January 6, 2019 approved
Google Drive File Stream 21571 Saturday, November 17, 2018 approved
Google Drive File Stream 9187 Thursday, November 1, 2018 approved
Google Drive File Stream 34807 Thursday, July 26, 2018 approved
Google Drive File Stream 25.252.303.31 5316 Thursday, July 12, 2018 approved
Google Drive File Stream 34435 Sunday, March 11, 2018 approved
Google Drive File Stream 1041 Monday, February 19, 2018 approved
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