Sync Google Drive with your device

Syncing Google Drive with your device can help you to access, share and backup your important school files.


Many of you have used, or are using, Google drive to share Google docs with your peers or teachers. Google drive can store any type of file. If you regularly BYOD then you may find it easier to work in Microsoft office programs (Word, Powerpoint, Excel). To share these files you need to upload each time you save the file.

Google Drive Sync allows you to automatically sync your files on your device with your Google drive.

If your device is flat, or you've not brought it, your files will be available online, therefore you can access them on school computers, home computers, friend’s computers.

Google drive provides a free, up-to-date, back-up of your files.

You can keep your Google Drive files on your desktop by downloading Google Drive on your Mac or PC. As an added bonus, you can sync your files between your desktop and the web. This means any changes you make to a file on your Mac or PC will automatically show up on the same file at


Installation instructions for windows and Mac

When you download Google Drive to your PC a default folder will be created in C:\Users\[your name]\Google Drive. If you want to change the name or location of this folder you can do so by following these steps.

What Now?

Now you have your Google drive on your device, you can move any files you are using this year from your documents folder into your drive folder. The files remain on your computer, they are just in a different place.

Moving files to Google drive will cause the drive icon in the system tray to spin as it syncs your files.

You can share your files with others from Google drive online or from your computer.