Google’s long-time service Drive app will stop working on both Windows and MacOS come December 11th, 2017. The Drive will be completely shut down on March 12th the following year.
You are therefore being given ample time to change to alternative cloud storage platform when using Windows or MacOS computers. The reasons for Google deprecating the app you have used for years is to encourage you to adopt its new and superior cloud storage app, the Google’s Backup and Sync client.
About the new Google Backup and Sync client
The Google Backup and Sync client is the next step in the evolution of Google Drive for PC and Mac computers. It offers superior integration with the Windows and MacOS ecosystem and offers you a Drive File Stream and Backup and Sync.
The new Drive File Stream works in the same fashion as Microsoft’s OneDrive Place Holders, where you get to see files within the File Explorer app. That is despite the fact the files are not stored locally, but when you click on a particular file, it streams down from your cloud-based Google …read more