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How to upload and download files in Google Drive


How to Share Files/folders

Levels of access :

  • Can edit: Others can make changes and share a file with others. The default for sharing with specific people.

  • Can comment: Others can view and comment on a file but not make changes. You cannot comment on a folder.

  • Can view: Others can open a file but not change it or comment. The default for link sharing.


How to set Google drive offline

You can turn on offline access for your entire Google Drive. Offline access is only available in the Google Chrome browser.

  1. Connect to the internet.

  2. Log in into your account.

  3. Install Google drive in your Mac/PC

  4. Go to

  5. Check the box next to "Sync Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Drawings files to this computer so that you can edit offline."


It may take a few minutes for the offline access setting to turn on.

How to convert documents into Google formats

If you want to upload files like Microsoft Word documents, you can change a setting to convert files.

Note: You can only change Google Drive settings from your computer.

  1. Go to Google Drive.

  2. Click the gear icon in the top right corner.

  3. Select “Upload settings”

  4. Select “Convert Office files to Google Doc format” Now when you upload a Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, the files will automatically be converted into Google Doc format.