Google Drive

Google Drive provides a single place to store, create, sync, and share documents, files, and folders of all types.  Access files anywhere - at your desk, from home, or on a mobile device. 

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Access From Any Device

Worried about losing a flash drive of presentations? Do you want to edit your documents on the go? You can easily access files anywhere -  on a computer (even offline) or on a mobile device

Unlimited Storage Space

Google Drive provides a single place to store, access, create, edit, sync, and share documents, files, and folders of most types, and storage space is UNLIMITED, allowing for files up to 5TB.

Share Easily With Anyone

Google Drive is also great for collaboration; multiple people can even work at the same time on one document! 

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Apps

Create and share Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Maps, Drawings and more that is accessible online from any computer.

*HSC users may have their respective supervisors contact Stephanie Mantione (stephanie.musso@stonybrook.edu) to request a Google Drive account on the Stony Brook domain.

Shared Drives

A Shared Drive (*formerly called Team Drive) is a place where departments or official student groups can create, store, and search files, without having to manage who owns what because the team owns the files, not individuals. And if a member leaves the team, the files stay in the Shared Drive. You can belong to multiple Shared Drives, and they'll all be available wherever you access your My Drive.  Shared Drives work very similarly to your Google My Drive. Learn more about using Shared Drives.

Request a Shared Drive

Faculty and staff can request a Shared Drive. Fill out the form, supplying email addresses and Solar IDs of at least 2 who will manage the Shared Drive.

*In June 2019, Google renamed Team Drives as Shared Drives.

Backup and Sync by Google

Backup your Computer

Backup and Sync will backup your computer's  Desktop, Documents, Photos, Videos or any named folder to Google Drive's UNLIMITED storage space in the cloud!  You can access these documents from any computer.

Sync Your Drive Files to your Computer

You can sync folders of files that live in Google Drive so they are available on your desktop.  This is a huge benefit to users of Excel, PowerPoint and Word.  Microsoft files that are sync from Google Drive will open in their native applications to make editing easier. 

Installation

You must be an administrator of your machine to install Backup& Sync.  Backup and Sync works on both Mac and Windows.

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