How to Use Google Drive

How to use Google Drive on your PC

Google Drive is a free cloud storage service from Google that allows you to store files from your computer online and access them anywhere. Here are instructions on how to use Google Drive on computer.

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive – also known as the Drive, Google Cloud or Gmail Drive. This is the online storage service that allows users to save documents on the cloud and share other files through your Gmail account. In other words, with Google Drive, users can upload the important files from their computer so they’re available anywhere you have access to a PC and an internet connection.

Some prominent Google Drive features

– Back up data from your computer to Google’s cloud services.

– Users can access data from anywhere, anytime and on any device.

– Allows users to share files through Google Docs.


Google’s cloud services gives you 15GB free online storage space when you start using this service. You can buy more storage such as 25GB for $ 2.49/ month and 1TB for $ 49.99 / month.

How to use Google Drive

Step 1: Log into Google Drive with your Google account at If you use Gmail, you can use your Gmail account to sign in. There is a red registration button at upper right corner of the login page if you do not already have a Google account


sign in or sign up account

Step 2: Once logged in, a dialog box appears asking if you want to enable Google Drive. Click OK to activate this service for your account.


The main Google Drive interface

Step 3: Create a new file by clicking Create button on the top left of your screen. This is an extension of Google Docs. Create a new folder by clicking on the gray folder icon on the list of Google Drive files.


Click to create a new file


Create a new folder

Step 4: Upload files from your computer by clicking on the Upload icon (located on the right side of the “Create” button). Google will allow you to share with anyone you choose. In addition, you can make private files if desired.


upload files

Step 5: By using navigation bar in the left, you can see the files that people have shared with you, the files starred, recent files and more. To see all the files and folders, click on “My Drive“. You can save the files so that you can manage them reasonably.


mange Drive


share files with friends


see all your Drive

Step 6: On the right of the page, there is a horizontal menu bar at the top that will allow you to adjust settings Google Drive. You can click “Sort” to change the arrangement of your files (by title, recently opened files, etc.)


Customize settings

Note: you can download Google Drive to your computer, the application allows users to access their account as a normal folder on Windows.


Download Drive App to computer

Using Drive on your computer is extremely simple. Once you download and install Drive App on your computer, Google Drive folder will appear on the Windows desktop. This is a folder used to synchronize data with the Google Drive service.


Drive displays as a folder on your computer