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Backup and Sync release notes

These release notes reflect additions and improvements in each version of Backup and Sync.

December 11, 2017 — Choose file types (3.38.7642.3857)

  • You can now switch between syncing all files and folders versus photos and videos only. In Backup and Sync Preferences, click Change in the “My Computer” section to choose which files sync.
  • You can now ignore files by extension. In the “My Computer” section of Backup and Sync Preferences, click Changeand thenAdvanced settings, and then enter the file extensions to ignore. Note that this applies only to directories on your computer, not to the “My Drive” folder.
  • You can now right-click any folder and select Sync this folder to start syncing that folder to Google Drive.
  • Users are now notified when Backup and Sync can’t convert photos to high quality.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple copies of the executable were being created in Windows.
  • Fixed an issue where quitting Backup and Sync was taking a long time.
  • More bug fixes and performance improvements.

November 6, 2017 — Bug fix release (3.37.7411.4599)

  • Critical CPU bug fixes and performance improvements.

October 30, 2017 — Multiple account support (3.37.7121.2026)

  • You can now sign in to Backup and Sync with up to 3 accounts. From Backup and Sync, click SettingsMoreand then Add New Account.
  • Users should now see fewer duplicate photos and videos in Google Drive.
  • Users can now sign in from an external browser in order to use security keys.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

September 11, 2017 — High DPI support (3.36.6721.3394)

  • Added support for High DPI and Retina displays.
  • Added support for FAT32, APFS, and REFS file systems.
  • The Backup and Sync window now shows upload and download percentages, and the time each item was synced.
  • If you quit and reinstall Backup and Sync, it now reconnects local folders to their cloud targets instead of creating new folders.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

July 12, 2017 — First Backup and Sync release (3.35.6251.4621)

Changes from the original sync client (Drive for Mac/PC) to the first release of Backup and Sync:

  • Backup and Sync is integrated with Google Photos.
  • Users can select folders on their computer, like Desktop and Pictures, to sync to Google Drive.
  • Completely redesigned menu and preferences dialog box.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
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