Drive File Stream is now called Google Drive for desktop. Google is making this change to create a better user experience.
Starting August 18, 2021, users still on Backup and Sync will start to receive in-product notifications prompting them to transition to Drive for desktop.
Starting October 1, 2021, users still on Backup and Sync after that point will no longer be able to sign in to Backup and Sync. To continue syncing with Drive and/or Google Photos, users will need to transition to Drive for desktop.
For details about this transition, see the following Google support articles:
- Upcoming changes to Google Drive sync clients
- Backup and Sync users should begin transitioning to Drive for desktop
- Updates on how to sync Google Drive content to your computer
- What it means to sync files and how it works