Drive File Stream release notes

These release notes reflect additions and improvements in each version of Drive File Stream.

Note: If you see a number between the listed releases, that version has no significant difference from the prior release.

July 24, 2018 – Smarter cache support and proxy improvements

Windows & macOS: Version 26.1

  • Drive File Stream is now smarter in how it handles offline files. Before this release, Drive File Stream cached offline files, using up to 10GB of storage space. Drive File Stream now guarantees that it won't use more than 20% of the free local disk space when caching files. Note: This feature is rolling out slowly, and might not be visible to all users for several weeks after release.
  • Drive File Stream has moved to a new versioning scheme. Starting with version 26.1, each regular release of Drive File Stream will increment the major version number, similar to Chrome. 
  • Users can now search Drive File Stream with Spotlight.
  • Fixed an issue where some large PowerPoint or Excel files failed to open consistently.
  • Users can now save Adobe After Effects files to Drive File Stream.
  • Fixed an issue on macOS where Drive File Stream did not respect the bypass list of hosts and domains supplied in System Preferences.
  • Fixed an issue on macOS where Office documents saved from Drive File Stream appeared as ZIP archives in the Drive web application.
  • Fixed an issue where users weren't able to switch accounts if their current account was not allowed to use Drive File Stream.
  • Proxy settings deployed via Web Proxy Auto Discovery are now properly applied.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements. 

May 7, 2018 — Right-click to share

Windows: 25.252.280.1656  |  macOS: 25.252.280.1658

  • You can now right-click a file in Drive File Stream to share with Google Drive. (This feature is rolling out slowly to all users.)
  • Fixed an issue where proxy settings deployed via Web Proxy Auto Discovery on macOS were not being reflected in Drive File Stream.
  • Fixed an issue where proxy settings changed without using the macOS default command.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

March 21, 2018 — Bug fix release

Windows: 25.196.222.1747  |  macOS: 25.196.225.242

Windows

  • Fixed system slowdowns when copying fonts or viewing font folders with large icons.
  • Fixed slowdowns in Windows Explorer when working with Microsoft Office files.
  • Added a --force_stop option to the uninstaller, to quit Drive File Stream if it's running. To learn more, see Uninstall Drive File Stream

macOS

  • Fixed an issue where Microsoft Word files were incorrectly recognized as zip files when uploaded from macOS.
  • Configuration settings are no longer ignored on macOS 10.11 (El Capitan).
  • Fixed a problem with extracting files from a zip file.

All platforms

  • Fixed an issue with system slowdowns when using Drive File Stream with ESET-based Virus Checkers.
  • Users can now move files between 2 Team Drives.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

February 22, 2018 — Customize cache location, set bandwidth, and pause syncing

Windows: 25.157.185.3  |  macOS: 25.157.185.1505

  • You can now customize the content cache location for Drive File Stream to any directory on a connected APFS, HFS+, or NTFS file system. For details, see Configure Drive File Stream.
  • You can also now limit the upload and download bandwidth of Drive File Stream. See Configure Drive File Stream.
  • Users can now pause syncing. While paused, Drive File Stream will not upload local changes to Google Drive, and new versions of files made available offline will not be downloaded. From the Drive File Stream menu Drive File Stream, click MoreMoreand thenPause Syncing.
  • Users can now provide diagnostic logs when they submit feedback. From the Drive File Stream menu Drive File Stream, click MoreMoreand thenSubmit Feedback. In the feedback window, check Include diagnostic logs. To inspect the logs that will be included, click the "diagnostic logs" link.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

January 30, 2018 — Customize mount location and proxy settings

Windows: 25.157.165.2150  |  macOS: 25.157.172.2329

  • You can now customize Drive File Stream using the registry on Windows or the defaults command on macOS. These configurations can be set at the user or host level, and persist when Drive File Stream restarts. With this release, you can customize the default letter drive on Windows, the mount point on macOS, and proxy settings. For details, see Configure Drive File Stream
  • Fixed an issue where some users with custom SSO configurations were not able to sign in. 
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

December 10, 2017 — Stability release

Windows: 25.102.133.409  |  macOS: 25.102.133.222

  • Drive File Stream now supports systems with Internet Explorer 8 installed.
  • The user interface has migrated to use Chromium Embedded Framework, for increased reliability.
  • The Drive File Stream menu now indicates when Drive File Stream is offline.
  • Fixed an issue where some users were experiencing problems saving files in Acrobat Reader format.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

November 15, 2017 — Windows bug fix release

Windows: 25.1.99.2312

  • Fixed an issue where some users were getting signed out periodically.
  • Fixed an issue where some users experienced problems saving files using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

November 2, 2017 — Bug fix release

Windows: 25.1.92.1924  | macOS: 25.1.95.1717

  • Fixed an issue where machines running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or the latest version of Microsoft Office had trouble saving files.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

September 26, 2017 — Initial release

Windows: 25.1.53.29  | macOS: 25.1.53.30

  • Stream terabytes of files from the cloud, thereby using hardly any disk space. 
  • Access Team Drives and My Drive from Drive File Stream.
  • Mark files, folders, and Team Drives for offline access.
  • Mounts as a letter drive on Windows and a Volume on macOS, just like a network drive.
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