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Google Drive FAQ - Accessing your files while offline

How to access your files while offline

Access your files offline

* Chrome browser only

Internet outages and long plane rides shouldn’t prevent you from working in Drive.

Set up offline access so that the next time you don’t have Internet access, you can view Google documents, shuffle folders around, and edit files stored in your Drive folder.

  1. In Drive, click  (in the upper right hand corner) and select Settings.

    offline settings location in google drive

  2. Under General, check the box next to Offline. 

    checkbox where offline is located at

  3. Click Done

Note: To make sure other people can’t see your files, set up offline access on computers that only belong to you.


For assistance please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at: http://help.mst.edu




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Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-02-29 09:54 CDTUpdated:2018-07-06 15:12 CDT
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