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Google Drive FAQ - Viewing and updating files.

Preview and download stored files

View and update

On the web:

To take a quick look at a Drive file on the web, right-click it and select Preview.

In the overlay, you can:
  • Scroll through your document.

  • Click  or click  to preview your previous or next document in Drive.

  • Share your document with others at the top right 

  • Print your document.

  • Open your document to edit it at the top center by clicking "Open with ..."

  • Click  to download your document.

  • Click arrow in the upper left hand corner to exit the preview.

Preview options in Google Drive

Want to save a file on your computer or mobile device to access later? Download a file from the preview screen by clicking . Or, select a file in Drive, click and select Download.

                                  Open your files

On the web:

Double-click the file you want to open.

On your computer:

Open your files straight from your computer’s Drive folder.

a. Files in your Drive folder created by Google Docs editors open in your


b. Other files in your Drive folder open in their regular applications on 

your computer.

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:

Keywords:updating files, viewing google drive files, google, drive, view, update, updating   Doc ID:61305
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-02-29 15:02 CSTUpdated:2018-07-06 14:13 CST
Sites:Missouri University of Science and Technology
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