How to Install Google Drive on Your Computer
Let’s dive into the step-by-step process of installing and optimizing Google Drive for desktop use.
Installing Google Drive for Desktop
Save the GOOGLEDRIVE.dmg file, a virtual disk image, and proceed by double-clicking it. Within the mounted disk, double-click the GOOGLEDRIVE.pkg file to initiate the installation – think of it as unzipping the application files from a .pkg file, similar to a ZIP file.
While the installation process may seem extensive, each step brings you closer to a seamlessly integrated Google Drive on your desktop.
Signing In and Configuring
Exploring Sync and File Settings
For further customization, click the gear icon and select “Preferences.” Here, choose between streaming and mirroring for file synchronization, each with its own benefits. You can also find the location of your Google Drive files by clicking “Open in Finder” on Mac or the equivalent on PC.
Disconnecting and Additional Preferences
Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed Google Drive on your computer, providing a streamlined approach to managing your files seamlessly between the Cloud and your desktop.