Google Drive will soon back up any file or folder on your entire computer
Users will be able to select specific files on their computer to be continuously backed up to their Drive accounts.
You will soon be able to use a new Google tool to back up any file or folder on your desktop.
Soon, instead of files having to live inside of the Drive folder, Google will be able to monitor and backup files inside of any folder you point it to. That can include your desktop, your entire documents folder, or other more specific locations.
The Backup and Sync app is the latest version of google drive app for Mac/PC and is integrated with Google Photos desktop loader. When the new feature goes live on June 28, Google Drive users will be able to select specific files on their computer to be continuously backed up to their Drive accounts. It sounds like the Backup and Sync app will replace both the standard Google Drive app and the Google Photos Backup app, at least in some cases. Google is recommending that regular consumers download the new app once it’s out. But it says that business users should stick with the existing Drive app for now.
All of those files will very likely count toward your Google Drive storage limit, too. The 15GB of free space Google Drive currently offers.
Still, it’s a smart move by Google and a pretty handy feature. There have been requests for Dropbox to add something like this for ages, and it’s yet to get around to it. Instead, like Drive, people have always had to store files directly in the app’s local folder. For anyone looking for a bit more flexibility in their syncing apps. Google seems like it’s about to become the winning option.