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  • Google drives free cloud storage service allows you to upload files from your computer and access them from anywhere toe.

  • Upload a file, click the new button, then select file upload.

  • A dialog box will appear.

  • You can locate and select the file on your computer, then click open and that's it.

  • The file will be uploaded to your Google drive.

  • If you're looking for a faster method, you can also click and drag files and folders right into your browser window to upload.

  • This could help you save time if you want to put a lot of files under Google, Drive at once.

  • Google Drive also allows you to preview and edit many different types of files, even if you don't have the software for that file on your computer.

  • For example, let's take a look at this spreadsheet I uploaded that was originally created in Microsoft Excel.

  • You could just double click the file to open it, and a preview of the file will appear Now.

  • If you want to edit the file select open in Google sheets at the top of the screen.

  • Do keep in mind that with some files you might see some issues, especially with formatting.

  • Still, all my data is here, and it's easy to edit it.

  • And even though I opened it using Google sheets, any changes will be saved in the original file format.

  • Although Google Drive makes it easy toe edit files in their original format, you also have the option to convert files to a Google format.

  • After you open the file, you could go to file to find the option.

  • In this example, we can convert it to the Google Sheets format so we'll select save as Google sheets.

  • Now, if we go back to our Google drive, we can see that there are now two versions of this spreadsheet, the original spreadsheet that was created in Excel and the new Google Sheets file.

  • Note that the icons also vary depending upon what type of file it ISS.

  • If you have a lot of files you want to convert to a Google format, you can change the settings to make converting files automatic when you upload them.

  • To do this, locate and select the gear icon near the upper right corner, select settings, then check the box for convert uploaded files to Google Docks editor format.

  • When you're finished.

  • Click done.

  • All right.

  • Those are the basics, and they should be enough to help you get started with uploading files and folders to Google Drive G C F global creating opportunities for a better life.

Google drives free cloud storage service allows you to upload files from your computer and access them from anywhere toe.

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