How to Use Google Drive in Windows 10

If you already have Google Drive installed on your phone, you should install it on your Windows 10 PC. You may find cloud storage service even more useful.

Google Drive lets you edit pages and slots with your mouse and keyboard for faster input. It’s easier to upload music and videos not shot with Android phone through your Windows 10 PC. You can share and collaborate on Google Drive on Windows 10 with just a right click.

Windows 10 doesn’t have built-in Google Drive support, but you can still connect your computer to the service. Here is how to use Google Drive on Windows 10 PC to store, sync and share your documents, pictures, music and videos.

Downloading and Installing Google Drive

There are three ways to use Google’s cloud storage service. The Google Drive program allows you to interact with your files and automatically sync new files. This Google Chrome extension and Drive website allows you to add new files and open old files that are not stored locally on your computer. Download the Google Drive program on your Windows 10 PC for best results. Syncs files while you work.

Click the button.

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Wait for the installation to finish. Tap or click the button.

Sign in with the same Google Account username and password you use for your Android smartphone. If this account doesn’t match your phone’s account, you won’t see your existing files.

This screen explains how to add files to the service from your Windows 10 PC. click

There are also Google Drive apps for iPhones and iPads. Take this opportunity to install the app on other devices you have. Now, click.

This screen shows you how to right-click and share files with other people. Click .

Now, click. Your Windows 10 PC should have a Google Drive button on the taskbar. Clicking this button will show you how much storage you have left and the files Drive last synced.

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Syncing files is easy. Drop a file into the Drive folder on your Desktop to sync. The file will appear on Google’s servers before it appears on your smartphone or tablet. This also works in reverse. Adding a file to the service from your smartphone will sync that file to your Windows 10 PC.

Click the three dots at the top of the popup and choose to set how the service syncs files to your Windows 10 PC.

Sync everything to make sure you’ll never be without the files you need. The more files you add to Drive, the more space your computer’s Drive folder takes up.

Syncing your files selectively saves you storage space. However, it can leave you without an important file when you don’t have internet access.

Google Drive Apps for Windows 10

There are unofficial apps you can download from the Windows Store to interact with Google Drive. These apps allow you to move, open and interact with your files without storing them on your PC. Each app also has a touch-friendly interface. You can install these apps and manage your storage with Windows 10 S. This is the Windows version that prevents users from installing the official program from the web.

Tap Client for Drive.

Google Drive Storage Plans

The more you add to Google Drive, the more storage you need. Each user gets 15GB of storage to get started. You’ll need more than that to keep years of photos and video clips safe.

The first two plans are for beginners. You can prepay for a year of storage or pay monthly and cancel these plans as needed. 100GB of storage costs $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year. The service’s 1TB storage option costs $9.99 per month or $99 per year.

Google’s other three plans only offer monthly payment options. There’s 10TB of storage for $99/month, 20TB of storage for $199.99/month, and 30TB of storage for $299.99/month. These are only for users with a large collection of photos and home videos.

Check your available storage at any time from the Google Drive button on your taskbar. Go there too to buy a storage plan.

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