Google Drive has multiple editions and each edition has a different level of support. There are three main Google Drive editions:
- For individuals
- For team
- For enterprise
Google Drive for individuals works and is fully supported by NeuShield. This edition is also referred to as “Backup and Sync from Google”.
For Team and For Enterprise
On for team and for enterprise editions of Google Drive, depending on how you install the product, it may sync the data to a FAT32 virtual drive. If you are paying for Google Drive then it is likely you are using a version of Google Drive that uses a FAT32 virtual drive. FAT32 volumes have no security of any kind so it is generally not a good choice for storing any important data on. In addition, NeuShield only supports NTFS volumes, so FAT32 volumes are not supported.
However, there is a solution to this. During the Google Drive install when asked about syncing options if you chose "Mirror files" then it will mirror files into a folder on your local computer and NeuShield can protect that folder.
After this, you will see a confirmation that the Google Drive will be cached to your local drive.
When Google Drive is setup this way it will still create a drive letter, usually G:, that is setup using FAT32. This volume is a virtual volume and may show "My Drive“ and "Other Computers“. The root level of this volume is not a local instance. However, if you click on "My Drive“ then is should lead to the local folder structure. The content of this folder is shared and mirrored between all devices running Google Drive app. NeuShield is able to protect all data under this folder.