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Google Drive Desktop Application Selective Syncing - Windows

In your Google Drive application for desktop, you can select which Google Drive folders you would like to sync to your computer. In order to use this feature, you must first have downloaded and installed Google Drive application for desktop.

Make Sure Your Google Drive App is Running

Make Sure Your Google Drive App is Running
  1. Go to the Start menu.
  2. Select Google Drive.

Open Preferences

Open Preferences
  1. Click on the Google Drive icon at the bottom-right corner of your screen to reveal a drop-down menu.
  2. Select Preferences...

 

Selective Syncing

Selective Syncing
  1. Check the box next to Only sync some folders to this computer.
  2. Check the box(es) next to the folder(s) you would like to sync to your computer.
  3. Click Apply.

 

Locate Folders

Your Folder(s) Should Now Appear in Your Desktop "Explorer"
  • Your Folder(s) Should Now Appear in Your Desktop "Explorer"

Success!

  • You have successfully used selective syncing for your Google Drive application.

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