In the world of technology we live in now, it’s important to have a safe way to store and access important files in the cloud. Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud storage systems available today, offering 15GB of free storage and additional plans available for purchase. With Google Drive, you can access your files from any computer or device with an internet connection. You can also easily add Google Drive to File Explorer, which makes it even easier to get to your files and manage them. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to add Google Drive to File Explorer. We’ll go over the steps necessary to add your Google Drive account to File Explorer, and then we’ll discuss how to access and manage your Google Drive files from File Explorer. With this tutorial, you’ll be able to add Google Drive to File Explorer and start using it as soon as possible. Let’s get started!
Download and install the Google Drive application
The first step in adding Google Drive to File Explorer is downloading and installing the Google Drive application. This application can be downloaded for free from Google’s website. Once it’s downloaded, you can install it by following the on-screen instructions. The installation usually takes just a few minutes. Once the installation is complete, you will have access to your Google Drive folders in File Explorer.
Sign in to your Google account
The second step in adding Google Drive to File Explorer is to sign in to your Google account. To do this, click on the “Sign In” button in the Google Drive window. Enter your email address and password to log in. Once you’ve logged in, you will be able to access your Google Drive files from File Explorer.
Open File Explorer
Once you have installed the Google Drive app, the next step is to open File Explorer. To do this, click on the Start menu, then type in “File Explorer.” This will bring up a list of options, so choose the “File Explorer” icon. Once you are in the File Explorer window, you should see a list of folders in the left-hand pane. One of these should be labeled “Google Drive.” Click on this folder and then you should be able to access your Google Drive files.
Select This PC from the left-hand panel
After launching File Explorer, select This PC from the left-hand panel. This will bring up the locations stored on your computer. Then, click the “Add a network location” option located at the top of the window. A wizard will appear that will guide you through the process of connecting to your Google Drive account. Select the “Choose a custom network location” option and then enter the address given to you by Google Drive. Click “Next” and you will be prompted to enter your Google Drive login credentials. Once authenticated, you can access your Google Drive files just like any other file stored on your computer.
Click on Add a network location
Once you have clicked on “Add a network location” you will be taken to a screen where you will need to enter the web address for your Google Drive. This web address can be found in the address bar of your web browser when you navigate to your Google Drive. Once you have entered the web address, click “next”. You will then be asked to enter a username and password. Enter your Google account username and password, then click “OK”. You will then be taken to the final window, where you will be asked to name the network location. Enter a name that you will recognize and click “Finish”. Your Google Drive will now appear as a network location in File Explorer.
Select Choose a custom network location
Once you have clicked “Add a network location”, a pop-up window will appear. Under the “Choose a custom network location” option, enter the URL to your Google Drive account, which should look something like “https://drive.google.com/drive/yourdriveid”. Once you have entered the URL, click “Next” and the URL will be verified. If it is successful, the File Explorer will prompt you to enter your Google Drive credentials. Enter your username and password, click “OK”, and your Google Drive will be added to File Explorer.
Enter the address of your Google Drive folder
The seventh step in adding Google Drive to File Explorer is to enter the address of your Google Drive folder. To do this, open File Explorer and go to the cloud icon in the left-hand column. Click on the icon and type in the address of your Google Drive folder in the field provided. If you don’t know the address, you can find it by opening your Google Drive account, selecting the folder you want to add, and then copying and pasting the address from the address bar into the File Explorer field. Once you’ve entered your Google Drive folder address, click “OK” to save the changes.
Name the folder and click Finish
After you have clicked the “Add to my Drive” button, you will be directed to a window that will ask you to name the folder and click “Finish.” You should name the folder something that is easy to remember and related to its contents, like “Google Drive Documents” or “Google Drive Backup.” By clicking “Finish,” you will be adding the new folder to your File Explorer. This will allow you to access your Google Drive documents directly from your file explorer.
In conclusion, adding Google Drive to File Explorer can be done easily and quickly. With just a few simple steps, you can access files from your Google Drive account from within File Explorer, making file management much simpler and more efficient. Whether you need to access files for work or leisure, adding Google Drive to File Explorer can make the task easier and faster.