Every computer offers a built-in place that can be used for storing files, be it a solid-state drive or a traditional hard disk drive. However, if you are a religious Google Drive user, then there is some good news for you. You can now turn your Google Drive account into a brand new hard drive simply by adding Google Drive to File Explorer. We are going to explain this process in this blog.
Learning how to add Google Drive to File Explorer will enable you to access files easily without having to open the internet browser. By doing so, it will turn out to become a new hard drive. Thus, making one of the best solutions for PCs that are running out of space.
Adding Google Drive to File Explorer will help you access all the cloud files without you having to open the browser. You can also manage all these cloud files just like your local files.
If all your important files are in Google Drive, then looking for a fast and convenient way to access them is a wise decision. In such cases, Windows File Explorer can act as a useful tool. Here’s how you can add Google Drive to File Explorer:
Sometimes, you definitely need to access files at ease on your computer rather than browse them online on Google Drive. Adding Google Drive to file explorer in Windows 10 is quite simple. Let’s go through the steps now:
How to Add Google Drive to File explorer:
Google provides a tool called File Stream that lets you access files locally with ease.
- First, Download and install Drive File Stream utility for Windows
- Now, a pop up will appear on your screen. Click on “Get Started”.
- Now, Login using your Google credentials.
- Next, you will be prompted to select folder you want to sync.
- Now, select the Drive or Folder you want to sync between your Google Drive and PC
- Next you will be prompted with the below screen. Click on “Got it” to continue:
- Now, a screen will appear asking to ‘Sync my Drive to this Computer’ that will sync all of the files in your Google drive to your local disk.
- Now, your File explorer will have a dedicated section on the left side.
- Next, whenever you add any files to this folder, it will sync to your Google Drive.
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