Google Drive

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

About Google Drive

Access From Anywhere - Even Mobile!

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

Google Drive for PC/Mac 

Drive for mobile

Store All Your Work - Unlimited

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! So if you need to create a document, spreadsheet, presentation, or a form with others, Drive is perfect.

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Getting Started

Google Drive is the recommended data storage service for most types of University data. Unlike other data storage services available to University users, Google Drive provides unlimited storage. Google Drive includes dozens of critical security features specifically designed to keep data safe, secure and in your control. These include encryption in transit as your data moves from your device to Google, as it moves between Google’s data centers and when it is stored on your mobile device.

Data stored in Google Drive is available through a web interface, mobile applications, or on your computer through the desktop application. Changes made on one device are synced across all your devices. Google Drive also provides access to previous versions of files you may have changed.

Log In

Log in at with your NetID and NetID password

Access Google Drive

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

Tools of Google Drive

Google Drive allows for you to create several different file types - each one will open in its own respective editor. To create a new file, sign into Drive, click the NEW button in the top left, and select the file you'd like to create (more information on file types below).


Create and edit documents online, AND multiple people can work on the same document at the same time!


Create collaborative presentations; your presentation will be stored on your Drive, so it's accessible anytime, from anywhere.


Spreadsheets your team can work on together; Google has many formulas that allow you to easily process data.


Skip the paper - gather information easily with Google forms, which can also store data in a spreadsheet, so it's easily sorted, shared, and analyzed.

Team Drives

A Team Drive* is a place where departmental or official student group teams 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 Team Drive. You can belong to multiple Team Drives, and they'll all be available wherever you access your My Drive.

My Drive and Team Drive in Google Drive

Get Team Drive

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

Learn about Team Drive

Team Drives work very similarly to your Google My Drive. Learn more about using Team Drive.

*Faculty and staff can request a Team Drive for departmental or official student group use

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Check out Frequently Asked Questions below

Additional Information

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