TMT Thursday: Uploading Files in Google Drive

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Every Thursday, CSI will feature a how-to article on how to use technology. This publication is called Teach Me Tech Thursdays (TMT Thursdays for short) and will cover topics such as: cloud based storage, general computer usage, app recommendations, and more.

In this week’s installment of Tech Me Tech Thursday, we will walk you through how to upload files into Google Drive. If you have important files that you need to be accessible any and everywhere you sign into your Google account, you should upload them into your Google Drive. Depending on the amount of files, you can also opt to upload entire folders to save time. Rest assured that the original folder structure will be intact after your upload is complete.

How to upload files into Google Drive:

  1. Drag your files onto the Google Drive page and drop them. If you are using Chrome or Firefox, you can simply drag-and-drop files directly from your computer into Google Drive. You can even drag-and-drop files directly into folders or sub-folders
  2. Upload files using Google Drive.
    a. Open drive.google.com.
    b. On the left, click New and select Upload Files… from the drop-down menu.
    c. Select the file you’d like to upload. To select multiple files, press Shift or Ctrl(PC)/Command(Mac) and click all the files to upload.

You’ll see a box that shows the progress of your file upload. Click on the file name to open the file or close the box by clicking the X in the upper right corner.

How to upload entire folders into Google Drive:

  1. Drag your folders onto the Google Drive page and drop them. If you’re using the latest version of Chrome, you can drag a folder from your desktop into Google Drive. The folder, all sub-folders, and files will begin uploading immediately.
  2. Upload folders through Google Drive
    a. Open drive.google.com.
    b. Click New and select Upload folder…. If you see “Enable folder upload” and you’re using Chrome, you’ll need to update Chrome to the latest version.
    c. Select one or more folders to upload. All files and sub-folders within that folder will also be uploaded.

You’ll see a box that shows the progress of your folder upload. Click on the file name to open the file or close the box by clicking the X in the upper right corner.

CSI uses Google Drive for all of our pertinent files due to it’s security, features and reliability. If your business isn’t currently using Google Drive to store your documents, we highly recommend it. Being able to access all of your data anywhere at anytime is crucial to doing business in the modern world.

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