Google Drive/Photos client drops support for OS X Mountain Lion

Google Drive and Photos common client Backup and Sync has received a new update. This time bumping the application’s version to 3.42.9747.1898.


But the update may not be music to users’ ears, at least not to those using older macOS versions.

Good bye OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (and older versions)

Sadly, with the update, the client will no longer support OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (and earlier versions), for Google has withdrawn their support. Take a look at how the company explains the change:

As of this version, Backup and Sync will not start on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Older versions of Backup and Sync still run on 10.8 Mountain Lion, but are no longer supported. Users will be prompted to upgrade to 10.9 Mavericks or newer.

Until and unless you are happy with the older versions of Backup and Sync, which are no longer supported (meaning they won’t receive any updates), we suggest you update your macOS to 10.9 Mavericks or later.

Moving on, as for other changes included in the Backup and Sync update, there is a minor change related to Apple Photos libraries as well.

Backup and Sync will no longer ask to sync deletes of metadata files within Apple Photos libraries.

In addition, the update fixes a major Windows 10 (1803) triggered ‘settings bug’ as well. Finally, the release notes for the update also mention another change:

The case of a customer folder is now preserved when reading from user_setup.config.

That’s all. For those of you who wish to read more about the update, head to the release notes page.

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