Intro to Google Drive Backup and Sync

Google Drive's Backup and Sync allows you to sync Google Drive with your computer and upload and store files from your computer in the cloud. Learn how in this workshop.

Audience: Clubs, Faculty, Guests, Postdocs, Researchers, Staff, Students and Teaching Assistants

Workshop Level: Beginner

At the End of this Workshop You Will Be Able To

Use Google Drive Backup and Sync

  • Backup your desktop, documents and Photo Library to the cloud (Google Drives Unlimited Storage)
  • Sync all or some (recommended) of your My Drive folders and files to your desktop for easy access
    • This option makes it easier to edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint files that live in the cloud
    • Discuss the problems with Syncing everything from Google Drive to your computer
  • Pause Syncing, Sign out, update preferences, change syncing folders.

*Please note that only My Drive (and not Team Drives) can be sync'd with Google Drive Backup and Sync.  

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