Google Drive File Stream on Mac OSX

Due to a recent update to Google Drive File Stream, Mac OS users may see the following error messages when trying to open the application:

Perform the following steps in order to allow Google Drive File Stream to work properly:

  1. Click Open Security Preferences. (Or, open System Preferences > Security Preferences.)
  2. In the Security and Privacy Menu, click the General tab.  Enable the radio button for “Allow apps downloaded from: App Store and Identified Developers.”

  3. Click the Privacy tab. Verify that Google Drive File Stream is listed under “Allow the apps below to control your computer,” and that the checkbox is enabled.  (You may need to click the padlock to make changes.)

  4. Exit and re-open File Stream. You should not receive the error messages.