[Fixed] This Version of Google Drive is Already Installed Error by Google File Stream When Reinstalling Drive

As a blogger and content writer, we all use Google Drive for different purposes. We keep saving our important data and files in Google Drive. As we know Google always focuses on updates, whether it may be Google Chrome or Google Drive. Recently Google updated Drive app. But sometimes, Google Drive shows an error while installing on the system. Google file stream showing error that already installed newer version. Lets fix problems in Drive for desktop.

Solving 'This Version of Google Drive is Already Installed'
Recently Google Drive updated its new version. And now the Google is replacing the old Backup and Sync app for desktop users with Drive for Desktop app. However, you do take a step toward installing the new version of Google Drive, But you may facing the error called "This Version of Google Drive is already Installed" as because incase you already installed/uninstalled the Google Drive application on your system.

Google Drive file stream is uninstalled from windows but when you are trying to install Google file stream or Google Drive again, then it shows that a newer version is already installed. As because the Google File Stream found the partially deleted previous installation. How to fix Google file stream error when reinstalling? How to solve "This version of Google Drive is already installed"? How to install the new version of Google Drive? You will get all the answers in this article. Let's move towards the error of installing Google Drive and the solution to installing the new version of it on your computer.
Fixing Google file stream error when reinstalling Google Drive This Version of Google Drive is Already Installed.
Fixing Google file stream error when reinstalling Google Drive This Version of Google Drive is Already Installed.

[Solved] This Version of Google Drive is already Installed

Fixing Google file stream error when reinstalling Google Drive 'This Version of Google Drive is Already Installed':

Step 1: Uninstalling Google Drive by traditional way Go to settings >> Home >> Apps & features

And you will see the list of installed apps. From the list, you can see Google Drive, click on it and do uninstall. But you may face uninstalling this program and may face an error while uninstalling it.
Google Drive default file location
Google Drive default file location
Don't worry about it, such problems are mostly caused by uninstalling process is not completed. So, let take a look at how to delete all Google Drive files manually without any uninstalling process. But before that, it is also important to download the fresh Google Drive files on your system.

Step 2: Installing new Google Drive files You can download the latest Google Drive files on another computer and then do copy and paste it to the particular Google Drive folder. your system.

Download files from the link: Drive file stream
(There are two folders having size arround 117mb)

Once you download the files just copy & paste them on the default installation target folder: C:\program files\google\drive file stream\
[No matter which verison you are using, just copy paste the downloaded files into the root directory]

Maybe some system files can not be overwritten, it's ok with it. Just skip all those files.

Step 3: Now run the process of uninstalling Google Drive from the existing folder Once you have completed adding new Google Drive files to your system, I recommend you to run the uninstalling process first, just to make sure all the old installation files or windows registry is completely removed. So, you can install the fresh version of Google Drive without any garbage on your computer.

Follow as it is:
For this go to This PC >> Local Disk C >> Program Files >> Google >> Drive File Stream >> folder

Then you can find the existing Google Drive files in that folder, let click on uninstall. Now your uninstalling process will get completed.

Once you have done this process, don't forget to restart your computer. Its important.

Now, you can able reinstall Google Drive app on your computer.

Bottom Line

Not just Google Drive but many time for other programs this error will occur in the system. But finally, the problem of "This Version of Google Drive is Already Installed" is solved and you are able to make your work with Google Drive easily.

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