• Getting Started with Google Drive

    Install Google Drive on your computer:

     
     
     

    Moving files into Drive:

     
  • Get Drive on your desktop or laptop

    You can keep your Google Drive files on your desktop by downloading Google Drive on your Mac or PC. As an added bonus, you can sync your files between your desktop and the web. This means any changes you make to a file on your Mac or PC will automatically show up on the same file at drive.google.com.


    1. Go to drive.google.com.

    2. Open the settings menu .

    3. Click Download Drive.

      • Don't see Download Drive? You may be using the old Google Drive and should use the alternate instructions below.

    4. On the download page, choose PC from the list that appears under "Download Drive".

    5. Read the Terms of Service and click Agree and download. You may also check the box next to "Optional" if you'd like to share your usage statistics and crash reports with Google.

    6. Open googledrivesync.exe to automatically start the installation process. If you see a warning that Google Drive is an application downloaded from the Internet, click Open.

    7. Type your Google Account user name and password to sign in to Google Drive. This will be the account associated with Google Drive for your PC.

    8. Complete the installation instructions.

    9. Click Start and choose Google Drive.

    10. Move or copy files and folders from your desktop into your Google Drive folder to begin syncing items. You’ll be able to find your files and folders in "My Drive" in the left hand navigation on drive.google.com.

    Get Drive on your iPad/iPhone

    This information describes the latest version of the Drive app for iOS. To get the latest version, download an update from the App Store. To edit documents stored in Google Drive, install the Google Docs and Google Sheets apps.

    With the Google Drive app for your iPhone or iPad, you can view, share, and organize your files, as well as make them available to view offline. You can also upload and store new files directly from your phone or tablet.

    All of the files available on the app are also available on the web, and vice versa, so that you can easily access your files from anywhere.

    Download the Google Drive app

    1. Touch the App Store icon on your device.

    2. Find and install the application called Google Drive.

    3. On your phone or tablet home screen, click the Drive app icon.

    To download the Drive app, your phone or tablet needs iOS version 7.0 or higher to work properly. Learn more about the minimum Apple device requirements.


    Get Drive on your Android Device

    This information only applies to the latest version of the Drive app for Android. To download the Drive app, or upgrade to the latest version, go to Google Play.

    With the Google Drive app for Android, you can view, share, and organize your files, as well as make them available to view offline. You can also upload and store new files directly from your phone or tablet.

    All of the files available on the app are also available on the web so that you can easily access your files from anywhere.

    Download the Google Drive app

    1. Touch the Google Play icon on your phone or tablet.

    2. Find and install the application called Google Drive.

    3. On your phone or tablet home screen, click the Drive app icon.

    To download the Drive app, your phone or tablet needs Android version 4.0 or above. Learn more about the minimum Android device requirements.