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Back up your computer with Google's cloud
Back up your computer using Google's cloud.
There are a lot of ways to sync your computer's files to the cloud.
Google's offering is about to change.
Starting on June 28th, Google is launching its backup and sync app for desktops.
Google says backup and sync is the latest version of Google Drive for Mac and PC and it is integrated with Google Photos desktop uploader.
Here's how Google Drive for Mac and PC works now.
You install the Google Drive app on your computer, which puts a new Google Drive folder on your machine.
Then any files you put in that folder syncs up with Google Drive.
Anything you add to Google Drive online appears in that folder as well.
Google Photos Backup can automatically upload photos and videos from whatever desktop folders you pick.
Backup and Sync will work more like the Google Photos app, you get to choose to which folder or folders to back up to Google Drive instead of just having the one predefined by Google.
The new tool should make it a lot easier to fill up your Google Drive if you've got lots and lots and lots of files you wanna back up.
Google Drive offers 15 gigabytes of storage for free.
There are a number of paid options starting at 100 gigabytes for $2 per month, ranging all the way up to a 30 terrabyte option for $300 per month.
For more information, check out cnet.com.
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