How do I use Google backup and sync?
Set up Backup and Sync
First, download the app from the Google Drive page or from the Google Photos page.
You’ll end up with the same app either way.
Next, launch the app, sign into your Google account and select which folders you’d like to continuously back up to Google Drive.
How do I start backup and sync?
Installing Backup and Sync on Windows
- Visit https://www.google.com/drive/download/ and click the Download button in the Backup and Sync section.
- Click Agree and download to begin the download.
- Backup and Sync will finish downloading files and then install.
- Backup and Sync should open automatically.
What does backup and sync do?
Backup and Sync is an app for Mac and PC that backs up files and photos safely in Google Drive and Google Photos, so they’re no longer trapped on your computer and other devices. Just choose the folders you want to back up, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Is backup and sync the same as Google Drive?
If you want to sync files between Google Drive and your computer, you may be able to use one of two apps. Backup and Sync syncs and stores Drive content locally on your computer. Drive File Stream streams all files and folders from the cloud.