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Google Drive, a powerful productivity tool and the best-known cloud storage service is Google Drive. Google accounts allow users to share and store files on multiple platforms and devices.
This article will show you how to make this very useful tool work on any desktop computer, Mac or Windows.
Follow these steps to download and install Google Drive for your computer:
Google Drive for Desktop can sync your Google Drive folders and files to your computer. You also have the option to upload files directly from your desktop to Google Drive. Drive for Desktop works as a sync server and will sync your local files automatically to the cloud. This reduces time spent waiting for files.
Open your Drive and select Settings. Click Preferences to upload files. On a Mac, select your computer from the left sidebar, and click Add folder. Your system will then pull up the files directory and allow you to select which folder to be synchronized to Google Drive.
If you wish to transfer all files from the folder to Google Drive , select sync with Google Drive . You can only upload photos or videos to the cloud using the Backup to Google Photos option.
Windows users can simply right-click any folder they wish to sync with Google Drive and then choose Backup or Sync this folder. The same page will appear as above. You can then select the folder that you want to sync with Drive.
Google Drive can be used to sync files and not as a backup. Any modifications to files on one device can be copied on to all other devices. If you make changes to a file on your desktop or delete it, these modifications will also be reflected on your phone.
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To save space or data, you may wish to suspend synchronization to Google Drive. This is how to do it:
Google offers only 15GB free storage space on Drive. You can either buy more Google Cloud storage or clear out files to free up space on Drive.
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Google Drive is a desktop application that allows you to keep all of your files on any device. This means you have access to documents, photos and videos wherever you are.