Google Drive Will Soon Let You Backup Your Whole Computer

Making sure your files are backed up and easily accessible is a problem everyone has to deal with, and Google wants to make it easier.

Google Drive is releasing a new service called Backup and Sync on June 28. The service should effectively replace the Google Drive app for Mac/Windows  that has been available for years. Backup and Sync will have many more features tied into it, including the ability for users to backup any and all files on their machine.

The fine details of the service are still unknown, including the full feature list of the new app. For example, aside from backing up your computer’s files, will you also be able to see content in Google Drive.

Free users of the service will get 15GB of storage, with paid tiers going up from there.

[via The Verge]

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  • It’s Me

    The fine details of the service are still unknown, including the full feature list of the new app. For example, aside from backing up your computer’s files, will you also be able to see content in Google Drive.

    I think what you meant to say is “for example, google will be able to see the content in your google drive. You will be making all of your data available for their perusal and it will be data mined.”

  • Rick in Ajax

    I would never trust google with my files so never going to back up with google.

  • sukisszoze

    Oh man..have to read that T&C and privacy policy before using this service. It will be interesting how all this will pan out – will people give up privacy to get stuff free?!?

  • DoctorT

    So now they’ll have access to all your files to scan and sell to advertisers / govnt / whoever asks.

  • Larry

    That was my first thought when I read the post.