Google Drive for Desktop
Sync files from your Windows laptop to your Google Drive
- Files are easily accessible from File Explorer (screenshot below)
- Files sync between your computer and Google. You will have both an online copy and an offline copy of each document so that you can access your files from anywhere with or without internet. If we lose connectivity, you can still access and edit documents. When the internet comes back, any edits will sync again.
- Microsoft Office documents like Word or Excel docs retain their original formatting when opened from File Explorer. You do not need to convert them to Google docs (unless you want to)
Access files from File Explorer:
Or Access the same files from the Google Drive Website:
Click the Windows button lower on the left side of your screen:
Find and Click Google Drive. The following screens will appear:
- Click get started
- Click Sign In
- Go to the browser tab “Sign in - Google Accounts”
- Click Login
- Sign in with your Google username and password
- It will say be sure you downloaded this app from Google - Click Sign In (this app was installed on your laptop by IT staff)
- Click Next
- For the screen that says “Make Important Files Available”, click Next
- For “Choose Folders to Sync with Google Drive” Click Skip, or choose one or more files displayed to sync with Google Drive.
- For “Differences between Google Drive and Google Photos”, click Got It
- Then Click Skip
- Then Click Open Drive
- Google Drive now appears as a folder option in File Explorer Just like your H Drive. You can save files here or attach them to emails the same way you do with H Drive files.
For assistance with this setup, please email email@example.com