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We’ve known for a while now that Google is redesigning the File Manager application within Chrome OS and today some leaked details have appeared online. If a report published by OMG Chrome is anything to go by, it looks like the search engine giant has baked a new ‘Cloud Import’ feature into its latest build of the app.

This new function will allegedly allow files on MTP, external hard drives or SD cards which have been unearthed by its new background file system scanner to be quickly and easily backed up to Google Drive. The majority of this process will be automatic. The only thing the user will have to do is name the data and select a suitable place to store it.

‘Cloud Import’ will be accessible in Drive’s button bar whenever a supported device is connected to the computer — when an active import is in progress, the number of files remaining to be transferred together with the option to cancel will be shown in the File Manager.

Would you like to see Cloud Import built in to the next build of the File Manager app? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: OMG Chrome

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