What is the difference between Google Drive and Backup and Sync?
Google Backup and Sync stores all your data on your local computer. However, Google Drive File Stream stores your files on the cloud instead of your computer. Simply put, Backup and Sync is a synced folder and Drive File Stream is like an additional hard disk that lives in the cloud.
What happens when Backup and Sync is on?
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. … Backup and Sync works for both Google Photos (download) and Google Drive (download).
Is Google Drive for desktop better than Backup and sync?
Google offers for this need 2 solutions: Google Drive for Desktop (formerly Drive File Stream) and Backup and Sync. The difference is that Drive for Desktop is more suitable for organisations as it lets you stream both My Drive and Shared Drive files from the cloud even in an offline mode.