How to move and store files from PCs, smartphones to the cloud seamlessly
Google Drive is a widely used cloud storage service that allows you to download and access files from your phone, tablet, or PC. It comes preinstalled on most modern Android smartphones, and if you’ve used Gmail before, you must already have an account. If you want to protect your information from unintentional data deletion or physical damage to hard drive, cloud storage is a valuable option. However, if you want to upload your priceless vacation photos or critical business documents, you must first understand how.
Users should note that Google’s parent recently removed free storage from Google Photos, and data from all Google services is now part of Drive cloud storage. Essentially, this means that users with each Google account will get 15GB of free cloud storage and will need to purchase a subscription to take advantage of more space. A quick and easy way to upload to Google Drive from PC:
Step 1: Enter drive.google.com and make sure you are signed in to the correct Google account by clicking on the profile picture in the upper right corner. Then, on the left side of the browser window, click on “my drive”.
2nd step: Locate the files you want to upload to your Drive in Windows File Explorer.
Step 3: Drag and drop files, one at a time, or choose multiple to transfer them all. You can also drag it to a folder in your Drive.
There is an even easier way to update files on Google Drive from desktops. Just drag and drop the documents you want to download into the Drive folder. This generally works the same as transferring files from one folder to another on your computer; however, it may take a while for the data to synchronize.
Upload files to Google Drive from a mobile device: Accessing your Drive from your smartphone allows you to save your images and documents from anywhere in the world. To do this, users need to install the Google Drive app on the phone.
Step 1: Launch Google Drive and tap the “plus” symbol in the lower right corner.
2nd step: The “upload” option located at the top center allows users to add any file from their smartphone.
Step 3: To start selecting, tap and hold a file, then tap any file you want to download. Once you are done, click on the “Done” button in the upper right corner.
How to Create Backup & Sync Files to Google Drive from PC: When it comes to syncing files, Google Drive Backup and Sync app will appeal to those who prefer to work with apps on their computer . It should be noted that Google is in the process of moving from “Backup and Sync” to “Drive for Desktop”, however, at this time, these procedures will allow you to sync your desktop data.
Step 1: You will notice a download option for Google Drive backup and sync if you scroll down to the Google Drive download page. For it to install, you must provide it with administrator access.
2nd step: After installing it, you will need to enter your account details and select the files you want to sync.
Step 3: In Windows File Explorer, there will now be a “Google Drive” folder. You will see all the files that have already been synced, and you can copy files here as you would to your hard drive.