Google Drive for computers

The Google Drive for desktop app allows you to work on your computer with files in the cloud, which frees up space on your local drive and does not reduce network bandwidth. Because files are stored in Drive , any changes you and your collaborators make are automatically available on all devices. Thanks to this, you will always have the latest version of the files.

You can also work with documents offline . As long as an Internet connection is established, cached files are synced to the cloud, so the latest version is always available on all devices.

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  1. Run the following file on your computer:
  • GoogleDriveFSSetup.exe (on Windows)
  • GoogleDrive.dmg (on macOS)
  1. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  2. Open the application and log in with a corporate account with the domain .

How to Allow Google Drive for Computers on macOS

When using Google Drive for desktop on macOS , you need to grant special permission to see who is editing the file at the same time as you. For this:

  1. On your Mac , select "System Preferences"
  2. Then "Protection and security"
  3. Then select "Privacy"
  4. Select "Accessibility"
  5. Click on the lock symbol in the lower left corner of the screen
  6. Check "Google Drive for Desktop"

Working with files

  1. Open the Google Drive desktop menu.
  2. Click on the "Open Google Drive Folder" icon
  3. Click on the record or envelope with the right mouse button.
  4. Click "Google Drive for work area", then "Accessible disconnected".
  5. When a file becomes available offline, a green checkmark will appear next to its name.

How to know if someone is currently working on a Microsoft Office file

If you share a Microsoft Office document saved on Google Drive for desktop with others, you can see if anyone is currently editing the file.
  • Can be edited . This status means that no one is editing the file yet.
  • Wait, someone is already editing the document . This status means that another user is currently working on the file.
  • A new version has been created . This status means that someone has created a new version of the document.
How to merge conflicting versions
To add your changes to the new version of the file, do the following:
  • Click "See" in the lower right corner of the screen.
  • Copy the changes from your version (left) to the latest version (right).
  • Click "Save" .

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How to turn off real-time co-editing
This feature is enabled by default . To disable it, follow these steps:
  1. Open the "Google Drive for desktop" menu
  2. Click the "More" icon
  3. Then "Settings"
  4. Uncheck the crate under "Continuous Microsoft Office Record Activities"
  5. Click "Done"

How to change Google Drive settings for computers

How to choose a different folder for storing offline files

  1. Open the "Google Drive for desktop" menu
  2. Click on the "More" symbol , then, at that point "Settings"
  3. Under "Local Cached Files Folder" click "Select Folder"
  • Windows : To change the drive letter, click the down bolt under "Drive Letter"
  • macOS : To select a different mount point, click Change under Mount Point
  1. Select the organizer where the records will be saved
  2. Click "OK"

How to pause sync

  1. Open the "Google Drive for desktop" menu
  2. Click on the "More" symbol , then "Settings"
  3. Click "Deactivate Account.

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How to enable Google Drive for computers on macOS

  1. Open "Google Drive for PC"
  2. At the top left, click on the "Apple" icon , then "System Preferences" , "Security and Security" , then "General"
  3. Next to "Google LLC system software download blocked" click "Allow"

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