Google Support & Guidance

Google Drive for Desktop

Use Google Drive for Desktop to automatically synchronise specific files and/or folders available on your desktop with the online cloud storage available on Google Drive. This can be particularly helpful for those;

  • Preferring to back up their work online;
  • Access their work via a different device, such as a different desktop, laptop or mobile;
  • Access Google Drive files offline and without an internet connection;
  • Prefer to use non Google supported software, such as the Microsoft Office suite.

To begin, download the Google Drive for Desktop software, and follow the Install and set up Google Drive for Desktop instructions. Once installed, the following Google Support pages also provide guidance regarding how to Access your Files and Manage your Files.