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28 Oct 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Google Inc.


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Google Drive File Stream | Updated: 28 Oct 2020



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Software Author(s):

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Google Drive File Stream

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

Does not work on Server OS

To install Google Drive File Stream, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Google Drive File Stream, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Google Drive File Stream, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade google-drive-file-stream -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade google-drive-file-stream -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure google-drive-file-stream installed
    name: google-drive-file-stream
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'google-drive-file-stream' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: google-drive-file-stream,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller google-drive-file-stream
   Name     = 'google-drive-file-stream'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'google-drive-file-stream':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install google-drive-file-stream version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 28 Oct 2020.


Access Drive files on Mac/PC faster, using less disk space

Introducing Drive File Stream — a new way to access all of your Google Drive files directly from your Mac or PC, without using up all your disk space. Unlike traditional file sync tools, Drive File Stream doesn’t require you to download your files first in order to access them from your computer. Instead, when you need to view or edit a file, it automatically streams from the cloud, on-demand. With Drive File Stream, your team will spend less time waiting for files to sync, no time worrying about disk space, and more time being productive.

Get your files in seconds with smarter offline access

With Drive File Stream, files you open are streamed directly from the cloud on-demand. You can also select files or folders that you want to access offline at anytime. The files that you are likely to work on from your Mac or PC become available in the background intelligently, making it much quicker to access them later.

Work with all the tools and apps you’re used to

With Drive File Stream, you can work with Drive files directly from the apps you're used to, like Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop. Any changes you make to files in those apps are saved automatically to Drive and can be accessed from any of your devices later.

Android Client | iOS Client

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. $toolsPath\helpers.ps1

$packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
$softwareName = 'Google Drive File Stream'
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url = ''

$alreadyInstalled = (AlreadyInstalled -product $softwareName)

# The following is implemented as Google Drive File Stream has its own update mechanism that moves the installation to a different directory.
if ($alreadyInstalled -and ($env:ChocolateyForce -ne $true)) {
    Write-Output $(
        "Google Drive File Stream is already installed. " +
        'No need to download and re-install as it updates automatically.'
else {  
    $packageArgs = @{
        packageName    = $packageName
        unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
        fileType       = 'exe'
        url            = $url
        softwareName   = 'Google Drive File Stream*'
        checksum       = 'e16d70d9cfe472c63ee54d4ea1ba3169d7a2d881c5998abe0392175ecd2d1552'
        checksumType   = 'sha256'
        silentArgs     = '--silent'
        validExitCodes = @(0)

    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    softwareName   = 'google-drive-file-stream*'
    fileType       = 'exe'
    silentArgs     = '--silent'
    validExitCodes = @(0)

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
    $key | % { 
        $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
            $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
            $packageArgs['file'] = ''

        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
    Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
    Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
    Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
    Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
    $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}
function AlreadyInstalled() {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    $uninstallEntry = $(
        Get-ChildItem "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\" -Recurse | Get-ItemProperty | Where-Object DisplayName -eq $product
    $uninstallEntryWow64 = $(
        Get-ChildItem "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\" -Recurse | Get-ItemProperty | Where-Object DisplayName -eq $product
    if ($uninstallEntry -or $uninstallEntryWow64) {
        return $true
    return $false

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Google Drive File Stream 14841 Monday, September 21, 2020 Approved
Google Drive File Stream 14508 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Approved
Google Drive File Stream 10939 Monday, June 29, 2020 Approved
Google Drive File Stream 8258 Monday, June 1, 2020 Approved
Google Drive File Stream 7541 Monday, April 27, 2020 Approved
Google Drive File Stream 8757 Thursday, March 12, 2020 Approved
Google Drive File Stream 10193 Thursday, January 30, 2020 Approved
Google Drive File Stream 11089 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Approved
Google Drive File Stream 9318 Friday, October 18, 2019 Approved
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