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Google Drive FAQ - Upload and Store
Information about uploading files to google drive
Upload and storeUpload files to Drive on the web
You can store any file in Drive: pictures, drawings, videos, and more. You only need to store a file in Drive on one device, and it will automatically be available on all your other devices. There are three ways to get your files into Drive.
One way to store files in Drive is to upload a copy of them using your web browser:
1. Go to Drive.
2. Click New, select File upload or Folder upload, and then choose the file or folder you want to upload.
3. Click Open.
Or, if you’re using the latest version of Chrome or Firefox®, you can simply drag files directly from your computer to the Drive page on your browser.
When you see Upload complete, your files have uploaded successfully and can be accessed in any browser or device that has Drive installed.
Store files using a desktop sync client
If you like to open and work on files from your desktop and also store them in Drive, install Google Drive for Mac/PC. This desktop sync client is convenient for storing a large collection of files that would otherwise take a long time to upload.
(If you decide later to uninstall the client, your Drive files won’t be affected and can still be accessed from Drive on the web.)
Google Drive for Mac/PC is only available if your administrator has turned it on for your organization or team.
To use the client, you install Drive on your computer, which creates a desktop folder named Google Drive. This folder works like any other folder on your computer, except that anything you put in it automatically syncs to the web and to any other devices with Drive installed.