Notification

Duet AI is now Gemini for Google Workspace. Learn more

Google Drive for desktop release notes

These release notes reflect additions and improvements in each version of Google Drive for desktop (formerly Drive File Stream). If you see a number between the listed releases, that version has no significant difference from the prior release.

We typically wait until a new version of Drive for desktop is 100% rolled out to existing customers before providing the new app for download. Until we reach 100% roll-out, the Drive for desktop download link provides the prior version.

Note: To avoid compatibility issues and service interruptions with Drive for desktop, stay on a version that Google released within the last 12 months. For details, go to Manage Drive for desktop updates for your users.

April 15, 2024 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 90.0

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

March 25, 2024 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 89.0

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

March 4, 2024 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 88.0

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

February 14, 2024 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 87.0

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

January 25, 2024 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 86.0

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

December 7, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 85.0

  • Fixed an issue where a small number of version 84 users had issues accessing local files that hadn't synced to Drive yet.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

November 13, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 84.0

  • Fixed an issue where the app crashed repeatedly at startup for a small number of users
  • When backing up to Google Photos, DNG files are now considered RAW files
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

October 23, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 83.0

  • Fixed an issue where a small number of macOS 14 users could only start the Drive app once per macOS login session.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Note: For best macOS compatibility, we recommend that you wait until macOS Sonoma 14.1 before upgrading to macOS Sonoma.

October 2, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 82.0

  • Most first-time users in Google Workspace organizations now see an onboarding flow. To turn off the onboarding flow for your organization, set the DisableOnboardingDialog key in the registry or plist settings. For instructions, go to Advanced Drive for desktop configuration.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Note: For best macOS compatibility, we recommend that you wait until macOS Sonoma 14.1 before upgrading to macOS Sonoma.

September 11, 2023 - New warm welcome and onboarding flow

Windows and macOS: Version 81.0

  • All first-time users receive a new “warm welcome” upon startup
  • A new onboarding flow is available to some first-time consumer (non-Google Workspace) users. Note:
    • First-time users in Google Workspace organizations will get the onboarding flow no sooner than version 82. To turn off the new flow for your organization, set the DisableOnboardingDialog key in the registry or plist settings. For instructions, go to Advanced Drive for desktop configuration
    • The new flow is currently turned on for all customers in the canary program for testing purposes.
  • For Windows, changed the File Explorer sidebar icon to the Drive logo
  • For macOS, the app icon has been squircled
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

To resolve an issue found in versions 81.0.0 to 81.0.4 for Windows, where Drive for desktop sometimes crashes at startup, we released 81.0.5 on September 18, 2023. To avoid this issue, update to the latest version (Windows).

August 22, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 80.0

  • Improved bandwidth throttling when a low bandwidth limit is set.
  • Added a new file type (.gdrive) for shared files that the user isn’t allowed to download. These files will open in Drive web using the system browser.
  • For Windows, reduced the size of the installer by 50%.
  • For macOS, changed the Finder sidebar icon to the Drive logo.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

July 31, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 79.0

  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements
This is the last release that's supported on Windows 8/8.1, Windows Server 2012, and all 32-bit versions of Windows.
  • To run releases after this, Windows users must upgrade to Windows 10 (64 bit) or higher.
  • Users of unsupported versions of Windows can still access Drive through a supported browser.

July 12, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 78.0

  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

June 20, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 77.0

  • Improved performance and accuracy of search
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

May 31, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 76.0

  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

May 8, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 75.0

  • Resolved an issue where storage utilization was incorrectly reported as zero for some users.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

April 26, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 74.0

  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

March 30, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 73.0

  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

March 7, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 72.0

  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

February 13, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 71.0

  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

January 30, 2023 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 70.0

  • Resolved an issue for macOS users where Drive for desktop reported that it was connected to a network even when a user hadn't authenticated the connection.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

January 9, 2023 - Client-side encryption improvements

Windows and macOS: Version 69.0

  • Users can now use Google Workspace Client-side encryption to encrypt and upload local folders with Drive for desktop.
  • Improved error notifications
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements 

Important: With this release, Drive for desktop has ended support for Windows 7 and macOS versions earlier than 10.15.7. To continue getting support and updates for Drive for desktop:

  • Windows users need to upgrade to Windows 8 or later
  • macOS users need to upgrade to macOS 10.15.7 or later

December 1, 2022 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 68.0

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

November 16, 2022 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 67.0

  • Resolved an issue where users could attempt to upload more photos than their cloud storage allowed.
  • Added support for macOS users on File Provider (how to know if you're using File Provider) to create shared drives. Other users will see an improved shared drive creation flow.
  • Users can now understand if an account has an issue and more easily resolve it in Settings.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

October 27, 2022 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 66.0

  • Improved the layout of the account status menu.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

Support for macOS 10.13 has ended. Please upgrade to a supported OS to continue using Drive for desktop.

October 11, 2022 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 65.0

  • Improved accessibility. Status menus can now be dismissed by pressing the escape key and more content is read by screen readers.
  • Improved error handling during app installation and set up.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.
macOS 10.13 won't be supported after October 2022. To continue using Drive for desktop, upgrade to a supported OS before October 31, 2022.

September 15, 2022 - Bug fixes

Windows and macOS: Version 64.0

  • Resolved an issue where the search window would close after multiple searches.
  • Users can now dismiss Drive for desktop by pressing the escape key.
  • Resolved an issue where users were unable to dismiss specific notification banners.
  • Improved uploading of edited photos in Apple Photos Libraries.
  • Fixed security vulnerability CVE-2022-3421.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

Update on September 20, 2022:

To resolve an issue found in 63.0 and 64.0 where Drive for desktop shows the message "Can't load account email", we released 64.0.4.0 on September 20, 2022. To avoid this issue, update to the latest version.

August 30, 2022 - Client-side encryption updates

Windows and macOS: Version 63.0

We made many improvements to Google Workspace Client-side encryption (CSE) including:

  • Enabled CSE for shared drives.
  • Added support for macOS users on File Provider.
  • Added the ability to encrypt and upload local files to Google Drive.
  • Improved error handling and notifications of encryption issues.

For more information about CSE, see About client-side encryption.

Other updates include:

  • Resolved an issue where real-time presence stopped displaying active status on Office documents.
  • Resolved an issue where some users couldn't save Microsoft Excel files to Google Drive for Desktop.
  • Improved error handling for uploads from USB drives.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements for File Provider users.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

August 4, 2022 - Bug fix release

Windows and macOS: Version 62.0

  • Updated the "Learn More" link to direct to the Storage tab in Drive when a user is almost out of storage.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

July 14, 2022 - Bug fix release

Windows and macOS: Version 61.0

  • Resolved an issue where File Provider users were unable to open mirrored shortcuts.
  • Resolved issues on search and help pages where the wrong text was verbalized by screen readers.
  • Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

Older versions

For details about versions older than what's listed here, go to the Google Drive for desktop release notes archive.

 


Google, Google Workspace, and related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC. All other company and product names are trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.

 

Was this helpful?

How can we improve it?
Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu
1210046997510345278
true
Search Help Center
true
true
true
true
true
73010