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Downloading and Installing Google Drive Application (for Desktop) for Windows

If you have a gmail account under the OC domain (anything ending in "oc.edu" or "eagles.oc.edu"), you also have a Google Drive account with free unlimited storage. You can download the Google Drive desktop application, which allows you to sync your files with Google Drive. (For example, you can save a Word Document directly to your Google Drive from your desktop, rather than saving the document twice, once for desktop and once on your Google Drive. This can serve as an automatic data backup technique.) 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 in Windows (click here for Mac instructions).

For more instructions related to Google Drive and other Google apps, view the articles below:

 

Log Into Your OC Email Account on a Web Browser

Log Into Your OC Email Account on a Web Browser
  1. Go to "gmail.oc.edu."
  2. Log in with your OC credentials.

 

 

Access Your Google Drive

Access Your Google Drive
  1. Click on the 9 squares icon at the top left to reveal a drop-down menu.
  2. Select "Drive."

 

 

If you see this page, click "No thanks"and continue to the directions below

If you see this page, click "No thanks"and continue to the directions below

Click on the Gear Icon to Open the Settings Menu

Click on the Gear Icon to Open the Settings Menu

 

 

 

Select "Download Drive"

Select "Download Drive"

 

 

 

Select Your Operating System

Select Your Operating System

 

 

 

Agree to the Terms

Agree to the Terms

 

 

 

Allow the Program to Make Changes

Allow the Program to Make Changes

Wait for the Application to Install

Wait for the Application to Install

Follow the Prompts After Installation

Follow the Prompts After Installation

You are finished!

 

 

 

Your Google Drive Files Should Now Appear in Your Desktop "Explorer"

Your Google Drive Files Should Now Appear in Your Desktop "Explorer"

 

 

 

Google Drive Icon

Google Drive Icon

The Google Drive icon should appear at the bottom-right corner of your screen if your Google Drive application is running. You can click on the icon to reveal a menu of options.

 

 

If You Do Not See the Icon, Make Sure Your Google Drive App is Running

If You Do Not See the Icon, Make Sure Your Google Drive App is Running
  1. Go to the Start menu.
  2. Select "Google Drive."

 

 

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