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How to use Google Drive - Computer - Google Drive Help [gg-drive-en]

How to use Google Drive

Want to get more out of Google Drive for work or school? Sign up for a free Google Workspace trial

You can store your files securely and open or edit them from any device using Google Drive.

Get started with Google Drive

You get 15 GB of space in your Drive for free. Learn what takes up space in Google Drive and where to buy more space.

Step 1: Go to drive.google.com

On your computer, go to drive.google.com. You'll see "My Drive," which has:

  • Files and folders you upload or sync
  • Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms you create

Learn how to back up and sync files from your Mac or PC.

Step 2: Upload or create files

You can upload files from your computer or create files in Google Drive.

Step 3: Share and organize files

You can share files or folders, so other people can view, edit, or comment on them.

To see files that other people have shared with you, go to the "Shared with me" section.

Save web content to Google Drive - Computer - Google Drive Help [gg-drive-en]

Save web content to Google Drive

You can save images, videos, audio, PDFs, and other files you find on the web on Google Drive with the "Save to Google" Chrome extension.

Keep Google program policies and copyright laws in mind whenever you save something to your Google Drive from the web.

Get the "Save to Google Drive" Chrome extension

You can download the "Save to Google Drive" extension from the Chrome Web Store.

Save items or webpages

  1. On your computer, open Google Chrome.
  2. Open a webpage with content you want to save.
    • Save a link, image, HTML5 audio, or video: Right-click on the item to save and click Save [item] to Google Drive.
    • Save the webpage: In the top right, click Google Drive Google Drive.

Cancel a download

In the download window, click Cancel.

Change how you save web content

In the upper right corner, right-click Save to Google Drive Google Drive and then Options.

Use Google Drive files offline - Computer - Google Drive Help [gg-drive-en]

Use Google Drive files offline

Want to get more out of Google Drive for work or school? Sign up for a free Google Workspace trial

If you aren't connected to the Internet, you can still view and edit files, including:

  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides

Save and open Google Docs, Sheets & Slides offline

Before you turn on offline access

  • You must be connected to the internet.
  • You must use the Google Chrome browser.
  • Don't use private browsing.
  • Install and turn on Google Docs Offline Chrome extension.
  • Make sure you have enough available space on your device to save your files.

Open Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides offline

  1. Open Chrome. Make sure you're signed in to Chrome.
  2. Go to drive.google.com/drive/settings.
  3. Check the box next to "Create, open, and edit your recent Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files on this device while offline."

Save Google Docs, Sheets & Slides for offline use

  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
  2. Right click the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file you want to save offline.
  3. Turn on "Available offline."

To save multiple files offline, press Shift or Command (Mac)/Ctrl (Windows) while you click other files.

Preview offline files

  1. On your computer, go to drive.google.com.
    • Make sure you turn on offline access first.
  2. At the top right, click Ready for offline Ready for offline.
  3. Click Offline preview.

Learn about Drive File Stream and Backup and Sync.

 

 

Back up & sync files with Google Drive - Computer - Google Drive Help [gg-drive-en]

Back up & sync files with Google Drive

You can back up and sync your files with your Mac or Windows computer.

Download and install the app

Mac

To download and install Backup and Sync, click Download Backup and Sync.

Download Backup and Sync

  1. On your computer, click Download Backup and Sync.
  2. Read the Terms of Service and click Agree and download.
  3. After it's downloaded, open InstallBackupAndSync.dmg.
  4. Move Backup and Sync to your Applications folder.
  5. Open Backup and Sync.
    • If you see a warning that "Backup and Sync is an application downloaded from the Internet," click Open.
  6. Sign in with your Google Account username and password.
  7. Choose your sync settings and click Next.
Windows

To download and install Backup and Sync, click Download Backup and Sync.

Download Backup and Sync

  1. On your computer, click Download Backup and Sync.
  2. Read the Terms of Service and click Agree and download.
  3. After it's downloaded, open installbackupandsync.exe.
  4. If you see a window asking if you want to allow the program to make changes on your computer, click Yes.
  5. If you're asked to restart your computer, do it now.
  6. Start Backup and Sync.
  7. Sign in with your Google Account username and password.
  8. Choose your sync settings and click Next.

Problems with signing in to Backup and Sync

If you have trouble signing in to Backup and Sync, make sure you have the following turned on in Internet Explorer:

Change your Backup and Sync settings

Change sync and backup options

Choose what to sync to Google Drive

You can sync some or all your files and folders on your computer to Google Drive.

  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More and then Preferences.
  3. At the right, click the folders you want to sync.
  4. To add a folder not on the list, click Choose folder.
  5. Add the folder you want to sync.
  6. Click OK.

To choose more folders:

  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More and then Preferences.
  3. At the left, click your computer's name.
  4. Click Change.
Choose what to sync from Google Drive

You can sync files and folders in Google Drive to your computer for offline use.

  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More and then Preferences.
  3. At the left, click Google Drive.
  4. Click Sync My Drive to this computer.
  5. Choose if you want to:
    • Sync everything in My Drive
    • Sync only these folders
  6. Click OK.
Change the location of the Google Drive folder

Change the Google Drive folder's location

  1. Quit Backup and Sync.
  2. Move the folder to where you want it.
  3. Reopen Backup and Sync.
  4. Click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync and then Locate.
  5. Find the folder and click Open.
Backup USB devices & SD cards

When you connect a phone, camera, SD card, or other device to your computer, you can automatically upload the files on those devices.

  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More and then Preferences.
  3. At the bottom, click USB devices & SD cards.
  4. Click Plug in a camera or phone to back up files and then OK.
Choose to not sync certain file types

You can choose to not sync certain file types on your computer.

  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More and then Preferences.
  3. At the right, click Change.
  4. Click Advanced settings.
  5. Enter the file type extension you don't want to sync.
  6. Click Add and then OK.

Change general settings

Choose how items are deleted

Choose how Backup and Sync deletes files

When you delete a file from your computer, you can choose what happens on drive.google.com.

  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More and then Preferences.
  3. Next to "Removing items," click the Down arrow Down:
    • Always remove both copies: When you delete something on your computer or drive.google.com, it will be deleted everywhere.
    • Never remove both copies: When you delete something on your computer, it will stay on drive.google.com.
    • Ask before removing both copies: When you delete something on your computer, it will ask if you want to delete it everywhere.
  4. Click OK.

Respond to item removal request

If you choose "Ask me before removing both copies" you'll need to approve each deletion. To approve:

  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click Remove.
Change photo and video upload size

When you upload photos and videos with Backup and Sync, they will upload as "Original quality." If you want to change how much space they use in Google Drive, you can upload them as "High quality."

Note: If you change your photos to High quality, you can't change them back. 

  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More and then Preferences.
  3. Choose whether you want to upload photos in High quality or Original quality.

Learn more about the upload size of photos in Google Drive.

Get notifications when you delete shared items
  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More and then Preferences.
  3. Click Settings and then Show warning when you remove items from a shared folder.
Add multiple accounts

You can sign in with up to three Google Accounts.

  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More and then Add new account.
  3. Click Get Started, and then follow the steps to sign in.

Change advanced settings

Upgrade Google Drive storage

If you want to upgrade storage for your Google Drive account:

  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More and then Preferences.
  3. Click Settings and then Upgrade storage.
  4. Choose your subscription plan, and then follow the instructions.
Change download or upload rates
  1. On your computer, click Backup and Sync Backup and Sync.
  2. Click More More and then Preferences.
  3. Click Settings and then Network settings.
  4. Next to "Download Rate" or "Upload Rate," click the button option you want:
    • Use a slower rate: Choose Limit to, and then use the arrows to change the rate.
    • Use a faster rate: Choose Don't limit.
  5. Click OK.

 

Learn how to stop syncing and uninstall Backup and sync.

See your Apple Card spending history - Apple Support

See your Apple Card spending history

View transactions, see your balance, and track how much you spend on entertainment, food, shopping, and more.

View your transactions

  1. On your iPhone, open the Wallet app.
  2. Tap Apple Card, then tap a transaction under Latest Transactions. To see older transactions, scroll down and tap a month, then tap a transaction.
  3. Tap the transaction again to view details.

 

You can see the amount charged to your Apple Card, the transaction status and date, and the Daily Cash you're eligible to receive. Under Transaction History, you can see other purchases you made with the same merchant.

Apple Services transactions might be grouped into one charge on your statements, even if you made the purchases on different days.

If you need help with your Apple Card transactions, contact Apple Support.

  1. On your iPhone, open the Wallet app.
  2. Tap Apple Card.
  3. Tap the search icon .

You can search by category, merchant, location, date, or transaction amount.

See your Card Balance details in the Wallet app

 

See your Card Balance summary

  1. On your iPhone, open the Wallet app.
  2. Tap Apple Card.
  3. Tap Card balance below your card.

You see a snapshot of your previous monthly balance and new spending, including pending transactions, and any payments and credits. If you have Apple Card Monthly Installments, your monthly installment is included in the Card Balance.

Learn how you might be able to lower the amount of interest you pay on your balance.

See your spending with Apple Card in the Wallet app

See how much you spend each week, month, or year

  1. On your iPhone, open the Wallet app and tap Apple Card.
  2. Below Card Balance, tap Weekly Activity, Monthly Activity, or Yearly Activity.
  3. Tap Week, Month, or Year to switch between those views.
  4. Swipe to the right to see spending activity from previous periods.

When you view Total Spending from a past week, month, or year, the percentage change in spending is shown compared to the previous period.

Your spending activity

Your purchases are automatically totaled and organized into spending categories. You can also view weekly, monthly, and yearly spending summaries.

Report an issue with an Apple Card transaction in the Wallet app

How to report an issue

  1. On your iPhone, open the Wallet app and tap Apple Card.
  2. Tap a recent transaction in Latest Transactions, or scroll down to the current year, then choose a month and tap the transaction you want to see.
  3. Tap Report an Issue, then choose an issue under Issue With.

If you think the spend category, merchant name, or location is wrong, tap Incorrect Merchant Info and Apple will review the information. To message an Apple Card Specialist, tap Charge Dispute, Unknown Transactions, or Other Issue.

Watch the video to learn how you can report an issue 24/7 >

  1. Some transactions might not be displayed in Maps.
  2. Apple Card is issued by Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Salt Lake City Branch.

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