Chromebook file sharing with Linux feature pushed back to Chrome OS 73

If you got used to the Share with Linux files feature on your Chromebook, you might want to get un-used to it. The latest Dev Channel release of Chrome OS removes it with a new target version of Chrome OS 73. Here’s why.

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Linux on Chromebooks getting access to Android Play Files via Project Crostini

After adding access in Project Crostini to share Chrome OS folders with Linux, the next function in the works is to bring shared Play Files to Linux from the Android implementation on Chromebooks.

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Project Crostini to get Google Drive, Team Drives, Computer sharing with Linux on Chromebooks

The Linux container on Chromebooks is getting a broad range of shared access to data on your Google Drive and removable media directly through the Chrome OS Files app.

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Chrome OS Files app getting a “Share with Linux” option for Project Crostini

While it’s simple to view data files in a Linux container through the Chrome OS Files app, seeing Chrome OS data in Linux isn’t. A new menu option in the Files app will help solve that problem.

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Chrome OS Files app changing again to better integrate local, Android and Linux files

Google recently added both Android and Linux files to the native Chrome OS Files app but don’t get used to it if you have this feature. Google Drive is getting moved down the tree while Android and Linux files gain more prominence.

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Chrome OS Files app now shows Android files. Here’s how to get the feature.

First we got Linux files appearing in Chrome OS and now we have experimental access to our Android app files. One quick setting change now shows user-accessible Android folders in the native Files app on a Chromebook.

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Project Crostini Linux files now automatically mount in Chrome OS Files app

Aside from Dev Channel versionĀ 68.0.3437.0 fixing the broken Terminal app for Project Crostini the Linux files automatically mount to the Chrome OS Files app in this version as well. Make sure you have the right flag enabled to see this function.

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