Download and Install Google Drive Application - Mac

You can download the Google Drive desktop application, which allows you to sync your files with Google Drive. You can also download the Google Drive App for your other devices (phones, iPads, tablets) and sync your files across your devices.

Follow the steps below to download and install the Google Drive desktop application for Mac. If you are using Windows, please see our instructions on how to Download and Install Google Drive Application - Windows.

For these instructions, please log in to your Gmail account. If you do not know how to log in to your Gmail account, please see our instructions on how to Access Google Apps.

Drive Settings

  1. Click the 'Settings' icon in the top right corner.
  2. Click 'Download Drive'

Select Your Operating System

  • Click the 'Download' button. Google Drive should automatically detect the operating system.


Agree and Download

  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions by click 'Agree and Download'.

Choose Install Location

  • Choose the install location. Desktop is recommended.

Click the Downloaded File

  • Click on the downloaded file in your web browser's downloads bar to open and run the program.

Drag Drive to Applications

Click and drag the Google Drive Application icon to the Applications folder.

Find Google Drive in Finder

  1. In Finder, navigate to 'Applications'
  2. Double-Click 'Google Drive' to open it

Open Google Drive

  • Click 'Open'

Get Started

Click the 'Get Started' button in the bottom right corner.

Sign In to Google Drive

  1. Enter your OC email address
  2. Click 'Next'

Log In to OC

  1. Enter your OC username
  2. Enter your OC password
  3. Click 'Log In'

Google Drive Folder

  1. Locate the Google Drive Folder
  2. Click 'Next'

Google Drive App

  1. View information about the mobile Google Drive App
  2. Click 'Next'

Sharing Information

  1. View information about sharing data
  2. Click 'Next'


  1. Click 'Done'

Tool Bar Access

You can click the 'Google Drive' icon in your tool bar for easy access.


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