Google warns users to upgrade NOW as popular app will shut down on four devices in August

GOOGLE Drive users have been warned that some devices will stop supporting the service later this summer.

The desktop app will stop working in August, meaning users will no longer be able to access their photos and files.

Google Drive has stopped working on three Windows operating systems


Google Drive has stopped working on three Windows operating systems

As a result, the folder that syncs things for you no longer works.

Computers with Windows 8/8.1 are affected.

In addition, Windows Server 2012 machines and all 32-bit versions of Windows are also available.

The move is not a surprise considering Microsoft abandoned Windows 8/8.1 a long time ago.

According to Stat Counter, Windows 8.1 currently has a tiny 0.72 percent market share worldwide.

And Windows 8 is even lower at 0.37 percent.

Still, Google warns all existing users that the only way to continue accessing Drive from their computer is to upgrade to Windows 10.

“In August 2023, we are ending support for Drive for the desktop on Windows 8/8.1, Windows Server 2012 and all 32-bit versions of Windows,” the company said.

“To avoid service disruption, Windows users should upgrade to Windows 10 (64-bit) or later before August 2023.

“32-bit Windows users can still access Drive through a browser.”

Google has already dropped Chrome support for Windows 8.1.

The company has also dropped support for its popular predecessor, Windows 7.

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