Google finally released its tool to let you backup your entire computer

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The utility is meant to replace the older Google Photos desktop app, as well as the Google Drive client applications for both Mac and PC. In short, Google's Backup and Sync is a one-stop solution for saving files associated with either Google Drive or Google Photos.

Google has today announced the launch of its new Backup and Sync tool. For those updating, previous settings from Google Drive for Mac/PC will be respected. It's called Backup and Sync, it works across macOS and Windows, and you can download it for free.

The blog post pitch starts by noting that "you probably keep your most important files and photos in different places - your computer, your phone, various SD cards, and that digital camera you use from time to time". The new service was set to be launched on June 28; however, based on "valuable feedback" from early testers, Google made a decision to delay it without specifying until when.

Google finally released its tool to let you backup your entire computer
Google finally released its tool to let you backup your entire computer

As you can see from the screenshot below, you can choose any folders to upload to Google Drive, so effectively, you can back up your entire computer if you want to, and if you have enough free space to upload to.

Well, if you've been wondering when you'd finally be able to use it, I bring you good news: it looks like Google is done making last-minute adjustments, and the new Backup and Sync app for Mac and PC is now officially available. If needed, additional space is available for purchase. Or, if your company has disabled Google Drive, you won't be able to access Backup and Sync at all, according to G Suite.

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