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Google will finish Drive assist for these Windows customers in August: Details inside

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Drive for Desktop app allows users to sync their files and folders on their computer with the cloud storage and back up on phones

Technology large Google has introduced that it’s going to finish assist for ‘Drive for desktop’ on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and all 32-bit variations of Windows, in August. First reported by Android Police, the corporate has up to date its assist web page which says:

“In August 2023, we’re ending assist for Drive for desktop on Windows 8/8.1, Windows Server 2012, and all 32-bit variations of Windows. To keep away from service interruption, Windows customers ought to improve to Windows 10 (64 bit) or greater earlier than August 2023. Users of a 32-bit model of Windows can nonetheless entry Drive by means of a browser.”

Drive for Desktop app permits customers to sync their recordsdata and folders on their pc with the cloud storage and again up on telephones. But beginning August, Windows 8 / 8.1 customers or those that run the 32-bit model of Windows 10 won’t be able to make use of the app to sync their recordsdata. This signifies that app builders and repair suppliers may even pull up their app assist for these home windows variations.

Earlier this 12 months, Google restricted the variety of recordsdata {that a} person can create and save in Google Drive. Users can’t create greater than 5 million recordsdata in Drive now. Google spokesperson Ross Richendrfer then mentioned that the change goals to “keep sturdy efficiency and reliability”. It will also help prevent “misuse” of the corporate’s methods, he added.

What ought to the impacted customers do?

There are two issues the impacted Windows customers can do. They can both replace their system to the newest model or they will entry Google Drive by way of net.

In one other information, Google Pay launched the assist for Aadhaar-based authentication for activating Unified Payments Interface (UPI). This signifies that customers in India can now arrange their UPI PIN on the favored funds app with out the necessity for a debit card. To register for UPI on Google Pay utilizing their Aadhaar quantity, customers should make sure that the quantity they supply is similar one registered with each UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) and their financial institution. Google emphasizes that it doesn’t retain customers’ Aadhaar numbers in the course of the validation course of.

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Updated: 09 Jun 2023, 04:54 PM IST