The Google Backup and Sync tool replaces the Google Drive and Google Photos desktop uploader. This tool allows users to sync videos, photos and all manner of files from various internal and external storage sources.
Google Backup and Sync does not replace the apps, rather the change is the way users can upload their data on to the cloud and use it offline.
Google's Backup and Sync is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it with Google Backup and Sync. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.
Key Features include:
- Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
- Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). You can access your stuff from anywhere—on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices.
- Search everything. Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. The software can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology or images using image recognition.
You 'may' need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package to run this software.
You can now sync photos and videos to Google Photos and Google Drive from network-attached storage (NAS) devices. To start syncing, mount the network device to your Mac or PC. In the “My Computer” section of the Backup and Sync Preferences, click Choose Folder. Select the mounted folder or subfolder, and click Open. Click OK. Network folders sync periodically only while mounted on your computer.
You can now exclude Apple Photos Library metadata from syncing. In the “My Computer” section of the Backup and Sync Preferences, click Change. Select Back up photos and videos, and uncheck Back up Apple Photos Library metadata. When unchecked, only photo files from your library are backed up. When checked, your entire Apple Photos Library is synced to Google Drive.
Introduced more safeguards to protect from database corruption.
Fixed issues where files were locked when saving from Adobe and Microsoft Office applications on Windows.
Fixed an issue where after upgrading to Windows Fall Creators Update, Backup and Sync was not able to locate Documents, Desktop, and other folders.
Fixed a broken link in “Can’t sync” error dialogs.
Fixed an issue where Backup and Sync crashed with error 6EF4E317 when trying to sync.
Fixed an issue where users were erroneously signed out.
More bug fixes and performance improvements.