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Can anyone confirm there is NOT a way to restrict which shared drives are available for File Stream to sync?

  • 29 January 2021
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We're thinking about using File Stream for a handful of users (right now we force everyone to use the web interface). We have a lot of shared drives. Can anyone confirm that there is NOT a way for us to restrict which shared drives are available for File Stream to sync?


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I don't believe you can. File Stream will show you exactly what you could see through the standard web interface.


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I have more shared drives visible in drive file stream than it does in drive.google.com. haven't had a chance to open a ticket yet.


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@brian.kim ah, so hide SD isn't respected by DFS?


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Also, isn't using SDs with DFS still too inflexible, forcing you do give too high permissions for file editing to work locally?


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I'm not sure why they are visible. It's an external shared drive, and it doesn't say they are hidden either. If I right click and open in browser it shows up. Just not in the main shared drive menu


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you can hide a shared drive in chrome, but google filestream will always show all drives you have permissions to see. There is not way to customize this


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Thanks all - that's what we had found but wanted the extra eyes to make sure we weren't missing something 🙂


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